Mexican Pork Main Dish Recipes

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Easy Mexican Pork Burritos

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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.

Flaming Slow Cooker Pork

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If you are not a pork fan, substitute chicken breasts! Blazing hot peppers highlight this dish! Pork tenderloin is slow cooked with hot picante sauce and canned chipotle chili peppers. Start it early in the morning for fiery pork burritos for dinner. I like to serve this with flour tortillas, black beans, shredded cheese, corn, and sour cream. This recipe can also be adjusted for spice by using different peppers or omitting the peppers completely.

Pork Tacos

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My son is allergic to beef so I adapted many traditional recipes for him. These tacos are creamy and not spicy unless you want them to be.

Mexican Style Shredded Pork

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This is an amazing shredded pork recipe similar to what you would eat in a rice bowl (or in an enchilada) at a Mexican restaurant. It is easy to prepare and simmers in a slow cooker all day, ready to enjoy when you arrive home. I serve it over rice (laced with lime juice and fresh cilantro), Cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, and a dollop of sour cream. Amazing!

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

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Perfect for taco bars! This can be easily adapted to a slow cooker, but the pressure cooker really seals in the flavor and cuts down on cooking time. All the leftover broth from the pressure cooker is packed full of flavor, great as a starter for chile verde, and freezes well. Serve carnitas with white corn tortillas, guacamole and pico.

Tomatoed Pork

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This is a spicy pork dish with much flavor that goes really well with Mexican fideo (vermicelli pasta) or white rice. Add more or less jalapenos to suit your taste.

Pork Enchiladas

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One of my favorite ways to use up leftover pork.

Pork Chalupas

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A simple slow cooker meal! Great for small gatherings because it makes a ton. Freezes well too for quick meals later.

Real Homemade Tamales

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I had been looking for a Tamale recipe for years. One day I went to the international market and stood in the Mexican aisle till a woman with a full cart came by. I just asked her if she knew how to make Tamales. This is her recipe with a few additions from me. The pork can be substituted with either chicken or beef. This is great served with refried beans and a salad.
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Pork Carnitas

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Many find carnitas a little dry or flavorless. These have a great, distinctive flavor and are requested by friends and family over and over. Serve with warm, fresh tortillas and salsa.

Carnitas - Pressure Cooker

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Savory and tender pork carnitas.
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Slow Cooker Carnitas

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Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.

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Carnitas - Pressure Cooker

"This was fantastic! The pork was fall apart tender and the most moist pork shoulder I have ever had." – Happyschmoopies

Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin

See how to make grilled pork tenderloin with a sweet-and-spicy chipotle crust.

Cochinita Pibil

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This is my favorite Mexican pork dish that is always a hit. Can be toned down with less or no peppers and still tastes awesome. If you can find Seville orange juice, use it in place of the lemon and regular orange juice for authentic Mexican flavor. Quite easy to prepare too! Your whole family will love this famous Mexican dish!