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Pork Carnitas Tacos

Pork Carnitas Tacos

with Pickled Onion & Monterey Jack Cheese

At our local taqueria, a carnitas taco (or 5) is one of our go-to orders. After all, who can resist the rich flavor and tender texture of slow-roasted pork? Tonight, we’re creating a quick version with ground pork that uses carnitas-style seasonings: chili powder, garlic, and cumin, plus tomato paste for umami-packed richness and poblano pepper for smoky notes. It’s all stuffed into steamy tortillas with Monterey Jack cheese, pickled onion, tomato, and chipotle-lime crema—basically, everything we crave on taco night and then some.

One Pan

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

1 unit

Yellow Onion

1 unit

Poblano Pepper

¼ ounce


1 unit

Roma Tomato

1 unit


5 teaspoon

White Wine Vinegar

10 ounce

Ground Pork

1 tablespoon

Southwest Spice Blend

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

1.5 ounce

Tomato Paste

2 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

1 teaspoon

Chipotle Powder

6 unit

Flour Tortillas

(Contains Soy, Wheat)

¼ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon


2 teaspoon

Olive Oil




Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3640 kJ
Calories870 kcal
Fat45 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate79 g
Sugar14 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Protein33 g
Cholesterol115 mg
Sodium1610 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Medium Bowl
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Small Bowl



Wash and dry all produce. Halve and peel onion; very thinly slice one half and finely chop other half. Core, deseed, and dice poblano into ½-inch pieces. Roughly chop cilantro. Dice tomato. Halve lime; cut one half into wedges.

Pickle Onion

In a medium bowl, combine sliced onion, vinegar, 2 tsp sugar, salt (we used ½ tsp kosher salt), and 1 TBSP water. Stir until sugar and salt are mostly dissolved. Set aside, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

Cook Pork

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Make Filling

Heat another drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add poblano and chopped onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Return pork to pan along with Southwest Spice, stock concentrate, half the tomato paste (all for 4 servings), and ¼ cup water (⅓ cup for 4). Cook, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan, until mixture is thickened and saucy, 1-2 minutes more.

Make Crema and Warm Tortillas

While filling cooks, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, juice from lime half to taste, and a pinch of chipotle powder (add more to taste if you like things spicy). Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave until warm and pliable, 30 seconds.


Divide tortillas between plates; fill with pork filling, tomato, Monterey Jack, cilantro, pickled onion (draining first), and crema. (TIP: Alternatively, you can put everything in individual serving bowls and let everyone assemble their own tacos.) Serve with lime wedges on the side.