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Ground Pork Carnitas Tacos

Ground Pork Carnitas Tacos

with Pico de Gallo, Avocadoes and Baby Gems

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Pork carnitas is a traditional Mexican dish of slow cooked pork shoulder. It's then shredded and pan-fried to give it a crispy texture. We've created a kid-friendly cheat version using ground pork. The secret is cooking the meat until it's very brown!

Allergens:Wheat/BléSoy/SojaSulphites/SulfiteMilk/Lait
Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients

serving 4 people

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serving 4 people

750 g

Ground Pork

3 tbsp

Mexican Seasoning

113 g

Onion, chopped

3 tbsp

Tomato Paste

20 g

Garlic

10 unit

Flour Tortillas

(ContainsWheat/Blé, Soy/Soja, Sulphites/Sulfite)

113 g

Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

(ContainsMilk/Lait)

1 unit

Avocado

1 unit

Tomato

1 unit

Lime

14 g

Cilantro

1 unit

Baby Gem Lettuce

Not included in your delivery

1 tsp

Sugar*

unit

Oil*

Nutrition Values
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Energy (kJ)3845 kJ
Calories919 kcal
Fat53 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate65 g
Sugar5 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein45 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium575 mg
Utensils
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Large Pan
Bowl
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Prep
Prep
1

Prep: Wash and dry all produce. Cut the tomato into 1/2-inch cubes. Zest, then cut the lime into wedges. Mince or grate the garlic. Finely chop the cilantro. Peel and cut the avocado into 1/2-inch cubes. Slice the baby gem lettuce into thin strips.

Cook the onion
Cook the onion
2

Cook the filling: Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add a drizzle of oil, then the onion. Cook until the onion softens, 3-4 min.

Cook the pork
Cook the pork
3

Crumble in the pork and garlic. Cook, using a spoon to break up the pork into smaller pieces, until meat is very brown, 6-8 min. Add 1/2 cup water, tomato paste, Mexican seasoning, lime zest and sugar. Cook until warmed through, 1-2 min.

4

Make the pico de gallo: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the tomatoes with the cilantro and a squeeze of 2 lime wedges.

5

Finish and serve: Divide the pork between the tortillas. Top with pico de gallo, avocado, lettuce and mozzarella. Squeeze some lime juice over, if desired. Enjoy!