A Pork Carnitas Taco spread, a copy cat of the famous Carnitas tacos at Old Town Mexican Cafe in San Diego (just 30 minutes from the Mexican border), reputed to be the BEST in town! My Pork Carnitas are ridiculously easy, yet packed full of flavour, succulent and has plenty of the all important golden brown bits!!
1/4cupfinely chopped onion(white, brown or yellow)
1garlic clove, minced
14 oz / 435 g can refried beans(I use Old El Paso)
1tsponion powder(or garlic powder)
1/3 - 1/2cupsour cream
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, saute for 3 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients except sour cream and stir to combine. Add about 1/4 cup sour cream, stir, then add more to achieve your desired consistency. Once the beans are heated, remove from heat.
Pork Carnitas Tacos
Warm tortillas, according to packet instructions.
Pile up Pork Carnitas on a plate.
Spoon Refried Beans onto a plate and top with grated cheese.
Place coriander, lime, onion, tomato and avocado onto a plate.
Serve with Spicy Tomato Salsa on the side as the sauce!
1. I like to make this with homemade chicken broth/stock instead of sour cream if I have it on hand. It has to be unsalted stock otherwise it will be too salty because store bought refried beans is already quite salty, which is why I use sour cream instead of store bought broth to loosen the thick gloop that comes out of the can to make it like what you get at restaurants.2. Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos nutrition per taco, for Pork Carnitas + tortilla only (because I cannot be held responsible for how and what toppings you pile on!)