Crock pot Burrito Bowl Recipe | Carnitas Burrito

Super easy Crock pot Burrito Bowl -tender, slow-cooked carnitas begging to make the best tacos or burrito bowls. Made with lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo, and cabbage, etc. A winning meal prep brunch/dinner recipe.
Super easy Crock pot Burrito Bowl - tender, slow-cooked carnitas begging to make the best tacos or burrito bowls. Made with lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo, and cabbage, etc. A winning meal prep brunch/dinner recipe.
Super easy Crockpot Burrito Bowl
Summer is salad time, but let’s face it, any time is salad time when I’m serving carnitas on the salad. This meat is so good and easy to use in almost any dish that I often make a bunch and freeze it.

In the summer, I switch as much of my cooking from the oven to a slow cooker, microwave or use no-cook dishes.

It makes a much more refreshing meal for a searing hot day. That’s why I decided to change from my usual bake carnitas recipe to one that worked using a slow cooker or also known as burrito bowl crock pot.

Crock pot Burrito Bowl Recipe | Carnitas Burrito
Carnitas Burrito Recipe

It takes a lot longer, but the meat is so good, I’m considering making it this way all the time. I’ve combined the refreshing flavor of a taco salad with the yummy carnitas topping and some cilantro rice with lime juice.

To make it even more special, I made my burrito bowls. They’re easy, or I wouldn’t have done it.

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I had to start the slow cooker ahead of time since it takes at least 10 hours to cook the pork to perfection.

Besides the normal ingredients, such as chili powder, cayenne, garlic, and onion, I added a can of Mexican beer, chopped chilis and orange juice to give it a bit more flavor.

It’s not mandatory, in fact, I’ve made carnitas with far fewer ingredients when I wasn’t well prepared, just using garlic cloves, onions and seasoning salt with a little bit of liquid smoke for extra flavor. It’s all good.

That’s what’s great about this dish; you can make it your own with a variety of seasoning.

The possibilities for this crock pot carnitas recipe is endless - you can use this for quesadilla, burrito, nachos and a lot more.
Crock pot carnitas recipe

How to Build a Crock Pot Burrito Bowl:

1. As for the burrito bowl, it’s so easy you’ll wonder why you ever bought them in a store. You can even spice it when you make it yourself, which adds extra flavor to the dish.

2. I microwave the burrito to soften it, then spray the top with cooking spray and sprinkle with the seasoning if I use them. I invert a safe oven bowl and press the burrito shell onto it to create the bowl. 

It only takes 7 – 10 minutes to crisp them up in a preheated 350-degree oven.

Microwave the burrito to soften it, then spray the top with cooking spray and sprinkle with the seasoning if I use them. I invert a safe oven bowl and press the burrito shell onto it to create the bowl. It only takes 10 minutes to crisp them up in a preheated 400-degree oven.
How to make a burrito bowl crock pot

What cut of pork is used for carnitas?

Carnitas are the Mexican version of pulled pork. Pork shoulder (also known as pork butt) is normally use for long, slow cooking methods such as roasting, stewing, and braising.

This cut is higher in fat content, that helps the meat stay super tender and juicy while it’s cooked.

Crockpot carnitas

Crockpot Burrito Bowl Recipe

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Super easy Crock pot Burrito Bowl – tender, slow-cooked carnitas begging to make the best tacos or burrito bowls. Made with lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo, and cabbage, etc. A winning meal prep brunch/dinner recipe.
Servings: 10
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Carnitas (you can find my OTHER RECIPE HERE)

  • 5-6 pounds pork shoulder roast or butt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 12 ounce mexican beer
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 large or 2 small chipotle chiles in adobo minced

For the Lime Rice:

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp oil

Tortilla Bowls:

  • 4 6-8 inch whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • a pinch of salt

Pico De Gallo:

  • 2 cups tom tom or cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado halved, pitted, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions:

  • Combine dry seasonings: (salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, onion powder, chipotle chili powder, oregano, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder) together in a bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Rub the pork all over with a about 1/3 of the dry seasonings. Once hot, add pork and sear on all sides until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side). Add pork to the crockpot and sprinkle with remaining seasonings all over.
  • Pour in beer, orange juice, lime juice and chipotle chilies, then cook on low for 10-12 hours. Check once or twice if possible.
  • Before serving, use forks or kitchen tongs to shred pork in the crock pot. Mix to combine with the remaining liquid in the crockpot.
  • Keep warm until ready to use.

For the Tortilla Bowl:

  • Pre-heat the oven 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients for the Tortilla bowl and rub the seasoning in the one side. Arrange the tortilla in an upside down bowl (you can tie them up using the butchers twine to hold the mold.)
  • Place in the oven and bake for 7 minutes or until the Tortillas turn crispy. Set aside.

For the Lime Rice:

  • Just mix all the ingredients and set aside.

Pica De Gallo:

  • Just mix all the ingredients and serve as a garnish when arranging the carnitas over the Lime rice.

Notes

1.) You can check the recipe for Pork Crockpot Carnitas 
 
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Burrito Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 677mg19%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 884IU18%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Brunch, dinner
Mexican
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14 thoughts on “Crock pot Burrito Bowl Recipe | Carnitas Burrito”

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  4. Ana Vukosavljevic

    This looks delicious!! I need to try making this with my boyfriend, we looove eating burritos!

  5. This looks absolutely delicious. I wish there was a better supply of Avacados in India.
    Reminds me of my time in Mexico.

    I loved that you added the nutrition value of it with it. I’m always looking for protein content in stuff.
    Although a vegetarian, I believe I could replace the pork with something else.

  6. These look so delicious, loving all the ingredients and the toppings, especially the avocados and the lime juice, I would love to try these along with the burrito bowls.

  7. Can this get any better? Adding beer is one of those weird crazy ideas I’ve always imagined doing for a recipe like this, you just made my dream true!

  8. I am a vegetarian but these kinds of dishes make me think of dinner parties with friends. The burrito bowls would be perfect for a chilled night with friends.

  9. These looks so delicious and like something I would LOVE for lunch, It would be a really nice change from my greek salads which I eat most days. Loving the fresh avocados on top!

  10. This is like a taco salad with other goodies in it as well. I’ve got to try this. Would save me from going to TB every time the craving hits. I love that you put rice in it.

  11. i will like to have your Pica De Gallo:topping on lime rice in tortilla bowls. In fact I really love your tortilla bowls and i wish to experiment these with other fillings too.more I will note down the recipe.

  12. This is a great dish that I would eat all the time. I like it for lunch by even more for a quick dinner with margaritas. Would love to try the burrito bowls looks easy , I hope for me a least!

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