Pork Carnitas Tacos

Gluten Free
Health score
25%
Pork Carnitas Tacos
45 min.
8
575kcal
31.29%sweetness
100%saltiness
26.16%sourness
43.19%bitterness
60.66%savoriness
63.26%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • cups water 
  • pounds pork butt trimmed cut in 2" cubes
  • cloves garlic crushed
  • servings sea salt to taste
  • teaspoon olive oil 
  • 0.5 cup orange juice 
  • 0.5 cup milk 
  • 24  corn tortillas 
  • 24  corn tortillas 
  • servings salsa 
  • slices avocado 
  • servings cilantro leaves chopped
  • servings onion chopped
  • servings lime cut into wedges

Equipment

  • bowl
  • frying pan
  • dutch oven

Directions

  1. In a large Dutch oven add the pork, garlic, salt and pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer over medium low for 45 minutes to one hour.
  2. Drain well.
  3. When cool enough to handle, shred the meat by hand or with the tines of a fork.
  4. Remove and discard any remaining fat.
  5. Transfer back to Dutch oven and heat the olive oil.
  6. Add the orange juice and milk and cook until liquid has evaporated and pork has browned; stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Chop onions and cilantro, and slice avocado and limes.
  8. Place each in small individual bowls for serving.
  9. Heat tortillas in a dry frying pan and keep warm.
  10. For each taco, stack 2 tortillas and layer with warm carnitas, chopped cilantro, onion and avocado slices and give it a good squeeze of lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories575kcal
Protein21.91%
Fat22.51%
Carbs55.58%

Properties

Glycemic Index
44
Glycemic Load
32.85
Inflammation Score
-7
Nutrition Score
29.999565217391%

Flavonoids

Cyanidin
0.06mg
Epicatechin
0.07mg
Epigallocatechin 3-gallate
0.03mg
Eriodictyol
0.03mg
Hesperetin
4.86mg
Naringenin
0.57mg
Apigenin
0.01mg
Luteolin
0.01mg
Isorhamnetin
2.76mg
Kaempferol
0.36mg
Myricetin
0.05mg
Quercetin
11.31mg

Taste

Sweetness:
31.29%
Saltiness:
100%
Sourness:
26.16%
Bitterness:
43.19%
Savoriness:
60.66%
Fattiness:
63.26%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:575.15kcal
28.76%
Fat:14.76g
22.71%
Saturated Fat:3.75g
23.44%
Carbohydrates:81.99g
27.33%
Net Carbohydrates:69.16g
25.15%
Sugar:7.21g
8.02%
Cholesterol:69.87mg
23.29%
Sodium:567.85mg
24.69%
Protein:32.32g
64.63%
Phosphorus:776.22mg
77.62%
Selenium:42.68µg
60.97%
Vitamin B1:0.86mg
57.05%
Vitamin B6:1.14mg
56.95%
Fiber:12.82g
51.29%
Zinc:6.25mg
41.63%
Vitamin B3:8.16mg
40.79%
Magnesium:159.29mg
39.82%
Vitamin B2:0.61mg
36.15%
Manganese:0.69mg
34.28%
Potassium:993.55mg
28.39%
Vitamin B5:2.44mg
24.44%
Copper:0.48mg
24.12%
Iron:3.73mg
20.75%
Vitamin C:16.79mg
20.35%
Calcium:197.93mg
19.79%
Vitamin B12:1.11µg
18.57%
Vitamin E:1.59mg
10.62%
Folate:39.63µg
9.91%
Vitamin K:6.14µg
5.84%
Vitamin D:0.85µg
5.65%
Vitamin A:250.55IU
5.01%