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Meal Prep Carnitas Burrito Bowls

Take an hour and make these delicious meal prep carnitas burrito bowls so that you can have an easy on-the-go meal ready during the week! 

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4

Ingredients

For the Carnitas

  • 1 pound pork loin or butt (option to use chicken breast instead)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup green chiles

For the Street Corn

  • 1 can yellow sweet corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, fresh
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Other Ingredients

  • Black beans
  • 4-8 cups Romaine
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

For the Carnitas

  1. Place about 2 tablespoons of olive on the bottom of a large pan. Heat to medium/high heat. Sear pork on all sides.
  2. Transfer seared pork into your slow cooker and add a little more olive oil and garlic. Turn heat to low and cook for 6-8 hours*. Once pork is tender, remove and shred with 2 forks. Place shredded pork and about 1/4 cup – 1/3 cup of the juice from the slow cooker into a large bowl and add the rest of the carnitas ingredients and mix.

For the Street Corn

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a medium-size bowl.

For the Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

To Assemble Bowls

  1. Place about 2 cups of romaine lettuce on the bottom of your bowl. Then add 1/4 of the meat (4 oz.), about 3/4 cup cilantro lime brown rice, 1/2 cup street corn, and 1/4 cup black beans.
  2. Serve with fresh lime and more cotija!

Notes

*we recommend cooking for 6-8 hours on low for tender pork, however, if you are in a rush you can cook the pork on high for 2-4 hours.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 407
  • Sugar: 5
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 29
  • Fiber: 12
  • Protein: 32

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