Barbecue Carnitas Smoked Tacos

carnitas smoked tacos

AuthorWileyDifficultyBeginner

If you like pulled pork then you are going to love carnitas. Not only is it easy to make but if you are on a budget it one of the cheapest way to feed your family. This recipe is for tacos but just change what you put it into and it could be burritos, enchiladas or just make a sandwich.

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carnitas smoked tacos

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients
 1 Medium Sweet Onion, Diced
 4 Cloves Garlic, Peeled and Minced
 1 tbsp Chipolte Powder (or 1 Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, Minced)
 2 cups Orange Juice
 1 Bunch of Cilantro
 2 Avocados
 2 Tomatoes
 1 Head of Lettuce
 1 Purple Cabbage

Cut Up Meat
1

Cut up pork shoulder so it is in approximately 2-inch cubes and put into a half size foil pan.

carnitas cut up

Add The Other Ingredients
2

Add Onion, Garlic, 12 oz (half a bottle) of Salsa Verde, Chipotle Powder and Orange Juice in with the pork.

carnitas cooked

The Cook
3

Add some hickory wood to your coals or smoker then let it cook at 250F for three to four hours. All the liquid will be absorbed into the pork making it extremely tender. Remove from grill or smoker and then pull the port apart using two forks. If it is not easy then let the pork cook longer. When the pork is ready, slice up the Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion, and lettuce. Put the beans in a bowl and then let everyone build their own tacos.

carnitas pulled apart

4

When the pork is ready, slice up the Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion, Cabbage and lettuce. Put the beans in a bowl and then let everyone build their own tacos.

carnitas smoked tacos

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 Medium Sweet Onion, Diced
 4 Cloves Garlic, Peeled and Minced
 1 tbsp Chipolte Powder (or 1 Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, Minced)
 2 cups Orange Juice
 1 Bunch of Cilantro
 2 Avocados
 2 Tomatoes
 1 Head of Lettuce
 1 Purple Cabbage

Directions

Cut Up Meat
1

Cut up pork shoulder so it is in approximately 2-inch cubes and put into a half size foil pan.

carnitas cut up

Add The Other Ingredients
2

Add Onion, Garlic, 12 oz (half a bottle) of Salsa Verde, Chipotle Powder and Orange Juice in with the pork.

carnitas cooked

The Cook
3

Add some hickory wood to your coals or smoker then let it cook at 250F for three to four hours. All the liquid will be absorbed into the pork making it extremely tender. Remove from grill or smoker and then pull the port apart using two forks. If it is not easy then let the pork cook longer. When the pork is ready, slice up the Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion, and lettuce. Put the beans in a bowl and then let everyone build their own tacos.

carnitas pulled apart

4

When the pork is ready, slice up the Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion, Cabbage and lettuce. Put the beans in a bowl and then let everyone build their own tacos.

carnitas smoked tacos

Barbecue Carnitas Smoked Tacos

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