Burrito Carnitas

How to make Burrito Carnitas

Burrito Carnitas from Chronic Taco is one of the popular dishes of the restaurant that features carnitas meat made from pork butt along with rice, beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo. If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.




Burrito Carnitas from Chronic Taco features marinated and cooked pork butt as its main ingredient. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.


  • 1 tbsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 pound boneless pork shoulder cut into 3 inch cubes
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


For Burrito


  • 8 flour tortillas burrito sized, warmed
  • 4 cups cilantro rice
  • 4 cups pico de gallo
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups guacamole
  • 4 cups canned pinto beans drained


Method of Preparation


Carnitas Preparation


  1. To begin with the recipe, first you need to combine the spices such as oregano, cumin, chile powder, and salt into a small bowl. Marinate the pork with this spice mixture and place into a slow cooker (keeping the fat cap side up).
  2. Now, squeeze some orange juice over pork and add orange quarters, onion and cinnamon sticks into the slow cooker.
  3. Close the lid and cook the meat over low flame for about 9 hours or high flame for 6 ½ hours. 
  4. Once you find the pork to be tender and falling apart, you can remove most of the remaining fat cap and discard.
  5. Take out the orange, onion and cinnamon sticks. Then, transfer pork to a rimmed baking sheet and shred using two forks.
  6. You need to pour a few tablespoons of braising liquid from the slow cooker over this shredded pork. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until some edges become crispy.
  7. Now, your carnitas meat is ready.


Assembling the Burrito


  1. To assemble the burrito, lay a tortilla onto a clean surface and spread about ½ cup of guacamole over the tortilla in the shape of a brick. Top with about 3/4c cup carnitas, ½ cup cilantro rice, pico de gallo, cheese, guacamole, and beans.
  2. Now, fold the sides of the tortilla inwards very carefully, to the center of the burrito and then start from the end closest to your roll until the burrito is fully wrapped. 
  3. Repeat the same procedure with remaining ingredients and serve hot to enjoy.


Nutrition Facts


There are 850 calories in 1 serving of Burrito Carnitas from Chronic Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Burrito Carnitas from Chronic Taco.


  • Calories: 850
  • Calories from Fat: 370
  • Total Fat: 40g (62%)
  • Saturated Fat: 18g (90%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol:135mg (45%)
  • Sodiu: 2000mg (83%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 76g (25%)
  • Dietary Fibe:  6g (24%)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 45g (21%)
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 50%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 222%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition Facts Source: https://www.menuwithnutrition.com/chronic-tacos-menu-nutrition/





Liz L.

Anaheim, CA


We found this place in the middle of the pandemic it's about 3 miles away from our home. We ordered through Doordash the first time and our order was just as we wanted it.

The burritos are big, I would recommend getting the normal size burrito only if you're planning on sharing. They do have a small burrito option, this would be perfect for one person.

The tacos and bowl-ritos are good as well! The only proteins we have tried are chicken and steak. My family likes the steak more than the chicken. BUT they are both good.

They have different toppings that you can choose to add on burritos, tacos, bowl-ritos!

Mostly all of the add ons are no additional cost

Our favorite is the grilled fajita veggies(these are additional but we love it)

And NOOO THEY DONT CHARGE EXTRA FOR SALSA! Green salsa is amazing!

They are a bit expensive, BUT I just read they have Taco Tuesday (I didn't know!)  So if you want to try it out maybe go on a Tuesday

Cindy J.

Westminster, CA


We had never been to a chronic tacos before, and was not sure what to expect. We chose to come here, as my mother-in-law is vegetarian and they offered the vegetarian Beyond meat. We arrived to find they were an assembly line type of place. We placed our order for the meats and tortillas, and showed them what we wanted as they built our tacos and burritos. Once we placed our order, we had to ask them to wipe down a table for us before we could sit. I do have to express my disappointment, in the prices at this location. They are pretty pricey for what you get in a taco, and you have to pay for chips and salsa. You also have to pay extra for sour cream or guacamole. The prices seem to be a bit high, even for the location near Bella Terra. Maybe if it was next to the beach, I would expect those prices, but here it kind of took me by surprise. Once our food arrived, we sat down and ate. The burrito I ordered tasted really flavorful and was decent, but I had to keep asking them to put in more ingredients. My husband's tacos were also good except for the pork was a bit dry, and the al pastor was a bit salty. We had to keep coming up to ask for more limes, since they only give you a couple. My mother-in-law, was not impressed with her veggie meat bowl. She stated the flavor was quite bland, and the bowl just left any type of flavor. She had to use quite a bit of salsa on it to perk it up. She did not enjoy this place, and my husband was not impressed at all by his tacos. He has gotten way better tacos at Tio Flaco's tacos and at taco trucks then he got here. Most of the meats just like flavor, and he had ordered six tacos to try each of the meats. The extra money we paid for the fish taco was not worth it. He said the seafood was very bland.

We will definitely not be returning to this location, as the higher prices do not warrant the lack of flavor and portion sizes you receive. Having to ask for more of a topping like lettuce, tomato or rice, or returning to ask for more limes, seems like it is a chore and kind of annoying to the employees helping you.


The Most Popular Queries


What kind of pork should I use for carnitas?

Ans: The cut of pork that is often used for Authentic Carnitas is the pork butt, which is ironically not the butt of the pig, but its shoulder. When you cook pork butt over low heat for an extended period of time, it turns into juicy, tender bites of pork perfection.


Latest News 


Chronic Taco celebrates the 2017 season with giveaways and more at Angels Stadium

March 31, 2017, ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Chronic Tacos, the California-inspired Mexican grill, returns for another season at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. Hungry fans will find the crowd favorite restaurant outside of Section 223, adjacent to 1st base.

On May 5, Chronic Tacos will partner with the team to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. In partnership with the nonprofit organization, Olive Crest, Chronic Tacos will host a child for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw the game’s first pitch. In addition, the brand will host a special giveaway of exclusive co-branded maracas.

“This five-year milestone is coming at an exciting time for us. We’re gearing up for a variety of events, both active and philanthropic,“ said Michael Mohammed, Chronic Tacos CEO and President. “We saw major turnouts last year at our new 1st base location; so, we’re excited to continue to offer our authentic food on game days.”

Similar to previous years, guests will still find ready-made menu favorites, made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Menu items will include tacos, burritos, bowl-ritos, and nachos. Each item has the option to be made with carne asada or pollo asado.


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