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three pork carnitas tacos in hard shells with green jalapenos
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Shredded Pork Tacos

Moist and tender shredded pork carnitas tacos with pork shoulder, diced tomatoes, and green chilis are a bit spicy, moist and perfect with toppings.
Course: Pork
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 729kcal
Author: Barbara Bakes LLC


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 pounds cubed pork meat
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tspground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 4- ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 1 10- ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies Do not drain
  • Soft tortillas or taco shells
  • Toppings of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the oil. Brown the pork, garlic, and onion until brown.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook 1 minute to toast spices. Stir in chilies and tomatoes.
  • Cover the skillet with a tight-fitting lid and bake for 2 – 3 hrs until fork-tender, adding water if necessary to ensure the meat stays moist.
  • Shred the pork and cook off any remaining liquid on the stove.
  • Serve in tortillas or taco shells with toppings of your choices.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 729kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 753mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g