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Loaded carnitas tacos with queso, pico, pickled onions and avocado tomatillo salsa.
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loaded carnitas tacos with avocado tomatillo salsa

Loaded carnitas tacos make a delicious and really quick weeknight meal. Just make sure you make the carnitas on the weekend so they're ready when you need them.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12


Avocado tomatillo salsa

  • 3 fresh tomatillos husked
  • 1/2 jalapeño seeded. You can go up to one whole jalapeño
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and seeded
  • 6 sprigs of cilantro minced
  • salt to taste

Loaded carnitas tacos

  • Pork carnitas sous vide or old-school (see above for links)
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Pickled onions
  • Queso fresco
  • Pico de gallo
  • Avocado tomatillo salsa


Avocado tomatillo salsa

  • Cover the tomatillos, jalapeño and garlic with water in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until the tomatillos darken, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain and let cool.
  • Combine the tomatillos, jalapeño, garlic, avocado and cilantro in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Salt to taste.

Build the tacos

  • Wrap the corn tortillas in a clean dish cloth, dampen the cloth slightly and microwave until hot.
  • Top tortillas with carnitas and top with the garnishes of your choice.


The carnitas take time to prepare. Make sure you allow for it. Read the recipes before you plan your meal.