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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



  • 1 ½ cups white rice raw
  • 2 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp coriander ground

Black beans


Pico de gallo

  • 3 Roma tomatoes cored and diced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ½ tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno cored, seeded, diced
  • 1 dash sugar


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



  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. 


  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.


  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.


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


  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*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 1041mg45%
Potassium 903mg26%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 40.1mg49%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.