Recipe courtesy of Old Town Mexican Cafe

Carnitas

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 (3 pound) boneless pork butt

1 cup water

Flour or corn tortillas

2 cups refried beans, warmed

1 lime, cut into 6 wedges

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup salsa

1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced

Directions

  1. Cut the pork into 4 pieces and place in a deep pot. Add the water to the pot, cover, and cook over medium-high heat until the meat is tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the pork from the pot and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Warm the flour or corn tortillas. Spread some of the beans on each tortilla and top with some of the pork. Squeeze a wedge of lime over each tortilla. Add the cilantro, onion, salsa, and avocado.

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