Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Carnitas Street Tacos

Carnitas Street Tacos - get the recipe at
Street tacos layered with pulled pork carnitas, crunchy cabbage, red onion, cheese, and cilantro make an awesome dinner any night of the week. My family gives these tacos ten thumbs up every time we make them.

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have four awesome friends visit and spend the weekend with me. We enjoyed an absurd amount of really great food, talked and laughed non stop, and spent almost a full day sitting in holiday traffic. (Note to self, don't ever head to Sedona on a holiday weekend, it's ugly.)

One night while we were hanging out at the house, my friend Sandra made these street tacos for us. The tacos are so simple, and yet, they taste amazing. Don't skip that squeeze of lime on each taco, it absolutely makes them!

COOK'S NOTE: You won't need a full recipe of carnitas in order to make these tacos. You'll need approximately 3 cups worth of cooked carnitas for every dozen or so tacos. Feta cheese can be substituted for the cotija, if that is easier or your preference.

Carnitas Street Tacos
Yield: 4-5 servings
(printable recipe)

12 small corn or flour tortillas
1 recipe Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas or Traditional Pork Carnitas
2 cups very thinly shredded green cabbage or iceberg lettuce
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 limes, cut into wedges
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

Warm the tortillas in a hot skillet or in the microwave. Layer the meat, cabbage, and onion on the tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Squeeze a wedge of lime over each taco and serve with sour cream and additional lime wedges on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

Mexican Street Tacos made with the best pork carnitas! get the recipe at

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  1. Yum - these look wonderful, Mary. I love Pork Carnitas and almost always order them when I am out for Mexican food. I also always top my taco off with a squeeze of lime. Delicious!

  2. These look amazing. And anything with the name "street taco" automatically gets more street cred in my book :)

  3. Those street tacos look divine! That group of gals seem amazing and fun too!

    1. You are right about that! It's an amazing group of gals ;)

  4. Hi Mary, your street tacos look delicious, how wonderful to be able to spend some time with friends.

  5. Great looking tacos, we love carnitas but don't make them often enough.