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Pork Shoulder Carnitas

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Tacos
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired


Pork Shoulder Carnitas – made with amazing smoked pork shoulder, these carnitas are easy to throw together and so delicious!




  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Shred pork shoulder (after cook time and rest time) and place on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Try to spread it out into a single layer.
  3. Bake for 5-10 minutes cook time or until pork starts to crisp up.
  4. Remove from oven and serve in tortillas with corn, avocado, cilantro, bbq sauce and a squeeze of lime juice.
  5. Enjoy!


  • Corn: you can also grill some corn on the cob and cut off the kernels if you don’t want to use canned corn.
  • Leftovers: this recipe is geared more towards using a batch of Smoked Pork Shoulder leftovers as a way to get another meal out of that amazing recipe!


  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 211
  • Sugar: 10.3 g
  • Sodium: 392.3 mg
  • Fat: 8.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.2 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.8 mg