Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Saturday, March 2, 2019 | Dan Muhlstock


Carnitas Burrito Bowl

I had Chipotle on Saturday and all i could taste was salt.  It’s still all I can taste.  So I’m cooking my own version of their burrito bowls for meal prep this week.


4 lbs Pork Butt
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 head cauliflower, riced
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 medium yellow onion
juice of 1/2 lime
2 tablespoons cilantro



1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix spices in a bowl and stir until fully combined.  CAREFULLY carve pork but into 3 to 4 inch cubes.  Remove excess fat, but don’t cut away all of the fat, the fat will enhance flavor.  In a dutch oven over medium high heat, heat oil.  In batches, sear pork cubes about 2 to 3 minutes a side.  You don’t want to crowd the pot, or else the meat will steam instead of sear. Don’t rush this part, take your time and sear all sides of cubes.  Once all of the pork is cubed, add all pieces to the dutch oven and add about 1/2 cup of water.  Place dutch oven into oven and cook for 4 hours.
2) Fast forward 4 hours, remove pork from oven and pull apart with a fork.
For nutritional info, 1 serving is 4.5 oz of meat


Cauliflower rice
Add cauliflower, salt and pepper to taste, to pan with 1 tablespoon coconut oil.  Saute over medium high heat until tender.  Remove from heat and add lime juice and cilantro stirring throughout.


Fajita vegetables
Slice veggies long ways and saute over oil on medium high heat until tender
Serve veggies and carnitas over cilantro lime cauliflower rice.
Nutrition: Calories, 305; Fat, 14.5 grams; Protein, 36 grams, Carbohydrates, 13 grams



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