Some of the best Mexican food is so easy to make at home! Slow cooked authentic Mexican pork carnitas burrito bowls is what I am making today. The smell is filling my house and I am getting HUNGRY. Mexican pork carnitas are really the first cousin to pulled pork, a USA favorite. Slow cooker tender and delicious with a nice crispy finish! You will love these authentic Mexican pork carnitas burrito bowls ! Super easy to make in the slow cooker and then crisp up in the oven. Add some pico de gallo, some fried green plantain, avocado and some black beans. | ethnicspoon.com
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Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowl Recipe

This hearty and delicious pork carnitas burrito bowl recipe has rice, black beans, fried plantains, avocados, and tasty pico de gallo. You will love it!

Course Main dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword authentic, crispy pork, pico de gallo, pork carnitas, pulled pork, slow cooker
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 409 kcal
Author Analida

Ingredients

Rice

Black beans

  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans
  • 1/2 tsp oregano ground
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander ground
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt

Plantains

  • 2 plantains green
  • oil for frying
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt

Pico de gallo

  • 3 Roma tomatoes cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno cored, seeded, diced
  • 1 dash sugar

Other

  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 2 cups pork carnitas see recipe
  • 2 limes cut into wedges

Instructions

Rice

  1. Place rice, broth, and tomato paste in a rice cooker. Stir until well mixed. Cook until done.

  2. In a skillet heat oil on medium, then sauté onions and garlic until translucent. Sprinkle in the coriander, then add the cooked rice and mix thoroughly. 

Beans

  1. In a saucepan place the beans, oregano, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder coriander and salt. Mix thoroughly, and simmer on medium for about 20 minutes.

Pico de gallo

  1. Place all the ingredients in a glass or ceramic bowl and mix thoroughly.

Pork Carnitas

  1. See recipe link.

Plantains

  1. Cut ends of the plantain, and peel.

  2. Heat oil in a medium size skillet on medium high.

  3. While the oil heats cut plantains 1" pieces. Fry until they begin to turn golden.


  4. Remove from oil, and place on a cutting board lined with paper towel. Then smash with the bottom of a measuring cup. They should flatten out, and crack a bit.

  5. Return to the oil, and fry again until golden. Remove, then place on paper towels to drain and sprinkle with salt.

Avocados

  1. Peel and slice avocados, and sprinkle with lime juice.

Assembly

  1. Evenly divide rice, beans, pork carnitas, pico de gallo, avocados and plantain into bowls.

    Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 1041mg 43%
Potassium 903mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 11g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 48.6%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.