Carnitas Easy Shredded Pork

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Rita1652

A great make ahead recipe for tamales or tacos. No slow cooking because this recipe used Trader Joe's Traditional Carnitas a Mexican oven roasted pork. Just shred and add to the rest of the ingredients. For a little extra boast add some of Red Chili Sauce (To Be Used With Traditional Tamales).

Top Review by Pinay0618

I had a ton of leftovers from a pork butt roast that I wanted to do something different with. We increased the onions, added chipotle powder and served with flour tortillas, salsa verde, sour cream, cheese, lettuce and tomato. We also want to try this with sauteed bell pepper and tomato for a fajita-type filling. Seasonings were delicious. Absolutely a must try recipe for Mexican food lovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pan heat oil then add the last 6 ingredients and cook over medium heat till softened about 20 minutes. Stirring every couple minutes.
  2. Mix in shredded pork.
  3. This can be made ahead up three month in freezer container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Fill your favorite wraps, corn or flour tortillas or tacos garnish as you please with sour cream, salsa, avocado -- .

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