Quick Tacos de Carnitas, Perfect Leftover Dish
- For the Cilantro Dressing
- 1/2 cup cilantro roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Pinch of salt
- For the Tacos
- 4 4 corn tortilas
- 2 cups pre-cooked, shredded roasted pork shoulder
- 4 tablespoons cilantro dressing
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 2 Chopped cilantro and lime wedges for garnish optional
I don’t know about you, but I love tacos! And really, who doesn’t love tacos?
I mean what is not to like about wrapping all kinds of delicious ingredients in a warm, corn tortilla? The options are endless. You can make then with beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables, cheese and even eggs. Breakfast tacos anyone?
And, did I mention that they are the perfect dish to make with your leftovers? Well, they absolutely are!
When I have any leftover meat, I make tacos. Sometimes, I cook extra food just so that I can make tacos the next day with the leftovers. Well, the other day I made the best roasted pork ever and had enough leftovers to make some awesome tacos de carnitas the next day. By far, one of my favorite ingredients to add to a taco is pork. I added a little cilantro dressing I had left over from when I made my awesome Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls and topped them with a little red onion.
It was the fastest and most delicious meal all made with leftovers! Are tacos awesome or what?