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Beef Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Looking for an easy Beef Carnitas Tacos recipe? Learn how to make Beef Carnitas Tacos using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cthursby

Makes 8 servings



Beef soft tacos with a pico de gallo salsa

Recipe Ingredients for Beef Carnitas Tacos

1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 lbs beef stew meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup low sodium beef broth
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 orange
4 cups chopped tomato
2/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced avocado
4 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
16 corn tortillas

Recipe Directions for Beef Carnitas Tacos

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add beef; sauté 5 minutes or until beef is browned on all sides. Stir in broth, sugar, salt, and pepper; nestle orange section into beef mixture. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 ½ hours or until beef is tender. Remove and discard orange. Continue simmering, uncovered, 8 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently.

  2. To freeze the carnitas, wrap them tightly in heavy-duty foil, and place in a zip-top plastic freezer bag; they will keep in the freezer for up to three months.

  3. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well. Warm tortillas. Spoon ¼ cup Beef Carnitas onto each tortilla; top each with about 3 tablespoons avocado mixture. Fold in half; serve with lime wedges

Categories

Beef, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 311.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
368
Calories from Fat
89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.9g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
544mg
23%
Potassium
837mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
30.6g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
39.0g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 12% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
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