Crockpot Carnitas Tortilla Burrito Bowl Recipe

Burrito Bowl Recipe

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.

Crockpot Carnitas


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.

crockpot carnitas

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.

crockpot Carnitas

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.

crockpot carnitas

READ: Crockpot Carnitas Recipe

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.

How to Make the Burrito Bowl
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.

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 10 minutes to crisp them up in a preheated 400-degree oven.

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Crockpot carnitas

Crockpot Carnitas Tortilla Burrito Bowl Recipe

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Recipe by: Calleigh |
Category: Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican

Super easy Crockpot Carnitas in a 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.

Crockpot carnitas


727.41 kcal
    Carnitas (you can find my OTHER RECIPE HERE)
  1. 5-6 pounds pork shoulder roast (or butt)
  2. 1 tablespoons canola oil
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  5. 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  6. 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  8. 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  9. 1 teaspoon oregano
  10. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  11. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  12. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  13. 1 (12 ounce) mexican beer
  14. 1/2 cup orange juice
  15. 2 limes, juiced
  16. 1 large or 2 small chipotle chiles in adobo, minced
    For the Lime Rice:
  1. 3 cups cooked rice
  2. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  3. 1/2 lime, juiced
  4. 1 tbsp oil
    Tortilla Bowls:
  1. 4 (6-8 inch) whole wheat tortillas
  2. 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  3. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. a pinch of salt
    Pico De Gallo:
  1. 2 cups tom tom or cherry tomatoes, chopped
  2. 1/2 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  4. 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into small cubes
  5. 1 lime, juiced
  6. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  7. pinch of sugar
  8. pinch of salt


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour in beer, orange juice, lime juice and chipotle chilies, then cook on low for 10-12 hours. Check once or twice if possible.
  4. Before serving, use forks or kitchen tongs to shred pork in the crock pot. Mix to combine with the remaining liquid in the crockpot.
  5. Keep warm until ready to use.
    For the Tortilla Bowl:
  1. 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.)
  2. Place in the oven and bake for 7 minutes or until the Tortillas turn crispy. Set aside.
    For the Lime Rice:
  1. Just mix all the ingredients and set aside.
    Pica De Gallo:
  1. Just mix all the ingredients and serve as a garnish when arranging the carnitas over the Lime rice.


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Nutrition Facts

Crockpot Carnitas Tortilla Burrito Bowl Recipe


Amount Per Serving
Calories 727.41 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.32 g 60.5%
Saturated Fat 12.1 g 60.5%
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 154.67 mg 51.6%
Sodium 801.43 mg 33.4%
Total Carbohydrate 41.09 g 13.7%
Dietary Fiber 4.87 g 19.5%
Sugars 3.87 g
Protein 49.06 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Crockpot carnitas Tortilla Burrito Bowl recipe

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13 thoughts on “Crockpot Carnitas Tortilla Burrito Bowl Recipe”

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  3. Ana Vukosavljevic

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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