Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowls (SLOW COOKER; Family Meal)

slow-cooked shredded pork, brown rice, pinto beans, Cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce

1706 Past Meals

Serves: 4 Servings | Time to Table: Slow Cook | Calories: 593 | Category: Gluten-Free | Allergens: Contains Milk (Cheddar + Sour Cream) | Excellent Source of: Calcium, Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A | Good Source of: Iron, Vitamin C


  • - 3½- to 4-quart Slow Cooker
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan with Lid

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Cooking Spray
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Brown Rice
  • - Cilantro
  • - Cumin
  • - Green Leaf Lettuce
  • - Jalapeno & Cilantro
  • - Lime Juice
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Oregano
  • - Pico de Gallo
  • - Pinto Beans
  • - Pork Tenderloin
  • - Shredded Cheddar
  • - Sliced Yellow Onion
  • - Sour Cream
  • - Sriracha

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

A savory, sweet cherried Tempranillo will hold up well to the spice.

Beer Pairings

With a balance of hops and malt and a crisp dry finish, an American Pale Lager offers the perfect contrast.

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What To Do:

Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowls (SLOW COOKER; Family Meal)- Step 1

1. Cook Pork: Coat a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Rub pork with 1 tablespoon olive oil, cumin, oregano, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Place in slow cooker. Set aside half of cilantro. Top with onion, garlic, jalapeño and other half of cilantro, and ONLY 1 tablespoon lime juice. Cover and cook on LOW setting 5 to 6 hours.

Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowls (SLOW COOKER; Family Meal)- Step 2

2. Shred pork with two forks

Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowls (SLOW COOKER; Family Meal)- Step 3

3. Cook Rice: In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring 2½ cups water and ½ teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowls (SLOW COOKER; Family Meal)- Step 4

4. Prep Ingredients: Coarsely chop reserved cilantro. Stir into rice with remaining lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Chop lettuce.

To Serve: Divide rice evenly between four serving bowls. Top with pork, lettuce, pinto beans, pico de gallo, cheese, and sour cream. Serve with sriracha.

Pro Tip:

Forget to start the slow cooker? Bypass it and grill the pork instead on an oiled grill pan 12 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally until pork is done.


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