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Pork Tacos Recipe

Cilantro Dressing Makes These Carnitas Tacos Mind-Blowingly Delicious

The following post was originally featured on Smart Little Cookie and written by Vanessa Mota, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina.

I don't know about you, but I love tacos! And really, who doesn't love tacos?

I mean what is not to like about wrapping all kinds of delicious ingredients in a warm corn tortilla. The options are endless. You can make them with beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables, cheese, and even eggs. Breakfast tacos anyone?

And did I mentioned that they are the perfect dish to make with your leftovers? Well, they absolutely are!

When I have any leftover meat, I make tacos. Sometimes, I cook extra food just so I can make tacos the next day with the leftovers. Well, the other day I made a the best roasted pork ever and had enough leftovers to make some awesome tacos de carnitas the next day. By far, one of my favorite ingredients to add to a taco is pork. I added a little cilantro dressing I had leftover from when I made my awesome Cheese Stuffed Yuca Balls and topped them with a little red onion.

It was the fastest and most delicious meal all made with leftovers! Are tacos awesome or what?


Pork Tacos (Tacos de Carnitas)

From Smart Little Cookie

Pork Tacos Recipe


  1. 4 corn tortillas
    2 cup precooked, shredded roasted pork shoulder
    4 tablespoons cilantro dressing
    ¼ cup red onion, cubed
    2 lime wedges (optional)


  1. In a small nonstick pan, warm up tortillas over medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side.
  2. While tortillas are still warm, build up your tacos by adding first the pork, then the cilantro dressing and topping with red onions. Serve warm with lime wedges on the side.
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