Easy Mexican Pork Burritos


We love these pork burritos! I tweaked my Aunt Pennie's original recipe, and now I always make this when friends come over for dinner. I can usually get about 20 to 24 burritos from one batch of filling. Serve them with lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, salsa, avocados, black olives, and more Cheddar cheese.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
20 burritos


  • 3 pounds pork butt roast with bone

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 (1.25 ounce) packages taco seasoning mix, divided

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, or to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 20 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. Place pork roast, onion, and garlic into a large pot. Sprinkle one package taco seasoning over top and add enough water to cover roast. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until meat is tender and can be pulled apart with a fork, 2 to 3 hours. Check water level every 45 minutes, adding more as needed. Carefully transfer roast to a cutting board. Discard vegetables, but reserve about 1 cup cooking liquid.

  2. Shred pork with a fork, discarding any excess fat. Place pork into a mixing bowl with refried beans, tomatoes, refried beans, chiles, and remaining taco seasoning. Mix until well combined, adding reserved cooking liquid if mixture is too dry.

  3. Spread pork mixture evenly down the center of each tortilla, then sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Fold the bottom and top edges of each tortilla over the filling, then roll from one side to form a burrito.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place two burritos into the hot oil with the seams facing down. Fry until golden, about 2 minutes. flip and repeat on the other side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Continue to fry remaining burritos in batches of two.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

832 Calories
39g Fat
71g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 832
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1747mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 367mg 28%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 884mg 19%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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