Beef Carnitas Tacos

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Beef Carnitas TacosRecipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
These simple tacos are an ideal showcase for tender Beef Carnitas—tender, slowly cooked, inexpensive beef stew meat that won us over for its great flavor and versatility. You can warm the tortillas in a nonstick skillet just until lightly browned.
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)


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2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 2 medium)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup diced peeled avocado
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 cups Beef Carnitas
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges


Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/4 cup Beef Carnitas onto each tortilla; top each with about 3 tablespoons avocado mixture. Fold in half; serve with lime wedges.

Created date

August 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 235
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 17.6 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 303 mg
Calcium 37 mg