Rating: 4.64 stars
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Pork butt roast and taco or burrito seasoning are a combination to die for! This recipe originally came from my Aunt Pennie. I've tweaked it to our liking though. My whole family loves these! When we have friends over for dinner, this is the perfect meal to prepare. I usually make about 20-24 burritos from one batch of filling. Serve with lettuce, tomato, green onion, sour cream, salsa, avocado, black olives, and Cheddar cheese, if desired.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring pork shoulder roast, onion, garlic, and 1 package taco seasoning to a boil in a large pot with enough water to cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 hours. Check water level every 45 minutes, adding more as needed. Reserve about 1 cup cooking liquid.

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  • Shred pork with a fork, discarding excess fat and bone. Stir in tomatoes, refried beans, green chiles, and remaining package of taco seasoning. If the mixture is too dry, add reserved cooking liquid.

  • Spread pork mixture evenly down the center of each tortilla; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Fold bottom and top edges of each tortilla over filling; roll sides up to enclose filling completely.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil a large skillet over medium heat; fry burritos in batches, seam sides down, until tortillas are golden, about 2 minutes per side. Drain fried burritos on a paper towel-lined plate.

Nutrition Facts

462 calories; protein 19.9g; carbohydrates 43.9g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 52.1mg; sodium 1028.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (40)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2013
I can't believe I've lived so many years without knowing you could fry those soft tortillas...this recipe is fabulous, not just for the pork filling, but for all the possibilities. The pork was great, but I've since gone on and used ground beef, shredded beef, chopped chicken, shredded chicken, ground turkey. And then, just when I thought I'd exhausted the possibilities, came up with the notion to use chopped nuts and syrup, apple pie filling, cream cheese with strawberries, the list I think can go on and on. So glad I found this recipe, and yes, the pork version is terrific! Read More
(53)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2013
I can't believe I've lived so many years without knowing you could fry those soft tortillas...this recipe is fabulous, not just for the pork filling, but for all the possibilities. The pork was great, but I've since gone on and used ground beef, shredded beef, chopped chicken, shredded chicken, ground turkey. And then, just when I thought I'd exhausted the possibilities, came up with the notion to use chopped nuts and syrup, apple pie filling, cream cheese with strawberries, the list I think can go on and on. So glad I found this recipe, and yes, the pork version is terrific! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
I've been making these for years ... one tip -- instead of frying I bake them on a cookie sheet (sprayed with pam) in the oven (seam side down) for about 15-20 minutes on 375. Just lightly brush the tops with olive oil. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2016
Very flavorful. I roasted a 13 pound bone-in pork shoulder roast scored and rubbed down with salt chopped garlic about 2 tablespoons of liquid hickory smoke taco seasoning and one 14.5 oz can of chicken broth and onions in the oven at 325 covered with foil for 4 hours. When cooled enough to shred I weighed out 3 pounds for this recipe and made shredded pork barbecue with the remaining (largest) part for a church supper. I served this recipe with soft flour tortillas (not fried though I'm sure that would be excellent) fresh diced tomato onion and finely shredded sharp cheddar. I will absolutely be making this again. Will roast in oven again because it doesn't require checking on. Thanks Carolyn Craft Kirkman! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2015
It's so yummy! I made it in the crock pot and put in the refrigerator overnight to allow the fat to solidify so I could skim it off. I reheated it the next day on the stovetop. I heated the burritos in my panini press. My entire family loved it! Served with homemade salsa and guacamole. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2013
Made this recipe and it was very good. We did not add the can of beans because we had one guest that does not like beans - rather we served the beans on the side. I believe this could be done easily in the crock pot also. It did seem like a shame to discard the onions after cooking. If done in the crock pot I would add less water and keep the onions in the final product. I will certainly make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
My boys loved these burritos. I will make them again. I did not fry them though. I placed them in a very hot pan with no oil. Burritos went down in the pan with the seam down for 30 -40 SECONDS then turn over for another 30-40 seconds until crispy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2014
I made this recipe exactly as directed. Towards the end I omitted the refried beans and green chilies for my kids (because they can be picky) then added the beans and chilies for myself and my spouse. The kids didn't like the burritos the way I had made them for them so I tried giving them the "real" ones and they loved them!!! I could not believe it! This is definitely a recipe I will add to my recipe box and make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2013
Really good!. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2015
Was very good & be sure to fry the tortillas makes it yummy! I used homemade Mexican seasoning from a local herb shop since the packaged ones are so salty. I used light shredded Mexican cheese and fire roasted canned tomatoes. Tried a couple whole wheat wraps but they fell apart when trying to get the into frying pan:/. I served it with diced tomatoes shredded lettuce light sour cream and tomatilla medium salsa. Read More
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