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2-for-1 Crispy Pork Carnitas Fajita Bowls

Recipe 1 was Pulled Pork Stuffed Japanese Potato but it didn’t end there--now I want you to take your leftover meat and create something totally different with it. One of my favorite things in fact, Crispy Pork Carnitas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: crispy pork, fajita bowl, pork carnitas
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • Leftover pork from recipe 1 click here to view it
  • 1 orange
  • ½ lime
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 can organic black beans or pinto beans
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 mushrooms chopped or sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice cauliflower rice or white rice
  • Optional garnishes: fresh cilantro slice of lime, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or cheese


  • In a large pan heat 1 tablespoon oil over med-high heat. Add carnitas evenly cover the entire pan.
  • Squeeze the half the orange and lime over the meat, do not stir. Leave in pan over med-high heat for 10 minutes or until the liquids begin to dry up, once you see the liquid drying and some brown char happening when you flip the meat.
  • Flip all the meat and spread evenly, squeeze the other half of the orange and cook until the liquid completely absorbs and you see char, around 8-10 minutes.
  • In a second pan white carnitas is charring, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium, add onions and peppers, saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and garlic, salt and pepper then saute for 3 more minutes.
  • Now build your bowl, put a base of warm cooked rice, black beans, add your sauted peppers and mushrooms and carnitas.
  • Top with your favorite garnish and enjoy.


See original recipe for how to cook the pork: http://theeffortlesschic.com/two-for-one-recipes-shredded-pork-stuffed-japanese-potatoes/


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg