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Carnitas are delicious, but waiting 8 hours for a slow cooker is not always ideal. While they are super safe, I don’t like leaving the house with a slow cooker on. Some days you want that slow cooked taste but can’t stay home to babysit it. That’s where my Carnitas Burrito Bowl comes in.
I found all my ingredients at my local Walmart, including the NEW Smithfield® Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas. The 100% pork is marinated and pre-cut into smaller pieces – perfect for pan searing, like in my recipe below.
While I love burritos, sometimes a fresh and fast burrito bowl is best. I add cilantro rice, roasted corn, and black beans. Tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, and fresh lime wedges are a must and all found in the produce section of Walmart. Sour cream and shredded cheese are great options too, and found in the dairy section at Walmart. It’s always fun to set up a burrito bowl bar, with each topping in separate bowls, so everyone can add what they like. It’s similar to those fast casual restaurants, but more delicious and in the comfort of your own home!
You can even use any leftover Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in homemade fried rice for dinner another night of the week! Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is versatile for any night of the week by sauteeing, grilling and roasting. I hope you enjoy all these delicious Smithfield® recipes. Also, here’s an Ibotta coupon for $1.00 off any of the NEW Smithfield® Marinated Carnitas, Homestyle Roast and Sweet & Smoky Roast.
Carnitas Burrito Bowl
By Love and Confections
- 1 package Smithfield® Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
- 1 cup uncooked rice
- 1 can black beans
- Pickled Onions
- Sour Cream
- Lime wedges
- Heat a large skillet on high. You can add a small amount of vegetable oil if you prefer. Working in batches, sear carnitas 1-3 minutes per side – depending on size of carnitas.
- Remove seared carnitas and set aside while searing another batch. Once all seared, return all the carnitas to the pan, cover and cook on medium-low for 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F to 160°F. Let rest then julienne.
- While the meat cooks, cook rice and beans according to package directions. Heat corn in a skillet until warm and starting to brown.
- Once rice is cooked, place in bowl and mix in cilantro. Portion out each component into a bowl: chopped lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, corn, black beans, carnitas, pickled onions, rice, and optional toppings sour cream, cheese and lime.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!