Simple and Healthy Pork Carnitas

Tasty Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnita















  • 3 lbs of Pork Loin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cup of water

Rub Ingredients – Combine all these together:

  • 2 tbsp of chili powder
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp oregano


Mix all spices together except the bay leaf in a bowl.
Rub down the entire pork loin with the spices and place in your slow cooker.
Add the bay leaf and water and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Keep an eye on the pork just to make sure the water doesn’t absorb and dries out.  If you have to add more liquid, do so.
Your pork should pull apart easily so you can shred it.

Once you it is able to be shredded take it from the crock pot, shred and then place back into the crock pot.  Stir the meat to coat with the juices.

For the Pork Carnitas you will need:

  • Corn Tortillas
  • Black or Pinto Beans in a can
  • Romain Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Avocado
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Cilantro Lime Topping (Do not omit this, it is what makes the whole thing oh so tasty and amazing!)

  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt- Plain
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges for garnish

Combine these ingredients in a bowl for the dressing and set aside.

Add the drained beans with 1/2 of a cup of water to a pot on the stove over medium heat. Cook until heated through.  Gently mash with a fork until they reach your desired consistency.

Lightly spray your corn tortillas with cooking spray and place on a foil lined baking sheet.
Crisp in the oven on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until desired crispiness.

Next step-  assemble the oh so tasty goods!

Take  your corn tortilla, add your fixings and a little dollop of dressing and enjoy!

If you are doing the 21 day Fix Program

Measure out a red, a yellow, a green and a blue for this recipe!
Your beans and tortilla are your yellow.
Your cheese is your blue
Tomatoes and lettuce are your green
Pork is your red

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