Go Back
+ servings
Carnitas burrito recipe cut in half.

Pork Carnitas Burrito

Teri & Jenny
Our slow cooker Pork Carnitas Burrito is a simple and delicious recipe for flavor packed Carnitas Burritos loaded with all our favorite fixins!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 50 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 1282 kcal


  • slow cooker



  • 1 tbsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 pound boneless pork shoulder cut into 3 inch cubes
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • 8 flour tortillas burrito sized, warmed
  • 4 cups cilantro rice
  • 4 cups pico de gallo
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese or queso fresco
  • 4 cups guacamole
  • 4 cups canned pinto beans drained


  • Carnitas: Combine oregano, cumin, chile powder, and salt into a small bowl. Rub spice mixture over pork and place into a slow cooker (fat cap side up).
  • Squeeze orange juice over pork and add orange quarters, onion and cinnamon sticks to slow cooker.
  • Close lid and cook over low heat for 9 hours or high heat for 6 1/2 hours. (internal temperature should read ~190F˚)
  • Once pork is fork tender and falling apart remove most of remaining fat cap and discard.
  • Discard orange, onion and cinnamon sticks.
  • Transfer pork to a rimmed baking sheet and shred using two forks.
  • Spoon a few tablespoons of braising liquid from slow cooker over shredded pork.
  • Place baking sheet under broiler and broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until some edges become crispy.
  • Remove from broiler.
  • Assembly: Lay tortilla onto a clean surface and spread about 1/2 cup guacamole over the tortilla in a shape of a brick. Top with about 3/4 cup carnitas, ½ cup cilantro rice, pico de gallo, cheese, guacamole, and beans.
  • Carefully fold sides of the tortilla inwards, to the center of the burrito, then starting from the end closest to you roll until the burrito is fully wrapped and place onto a cutting board seam side down.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve.


Calories: 1282kcalCarbohydrates: 133gProtein: 81gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 2310mgPotassium: 1972mgFiber: 16gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1489IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 570mgIron: 7mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!