Quick Tacos de Carnitas, Perfect Leftover Dish

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Quick Tacos de Carnitas, Perfect Leftover Dish

Prep Time: minutes
Cook Time: minutes
Yields: servings


  • 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?


  1. In a small nonstick pan, warm up tortillas over medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side.
  2. While tortillas are still warm, build up your tacos by adding first the pork, then the cilantro dressing and topping with red onions. Serve warm with lime wedges on the side.

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