Carnitas Taquito

How to make Carnitas Taquito


Carnitas Taquito is one of the best selling menu items of the restaurant that includes carnitas meat wrapped in a corn tortilla and then grilled in the oven for giving that crunchy texture to the tortilla. 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.




Carnitas Taquito from Chronic Taco features carnitas meat as its main ingredient. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.


For the Carnitas


  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 chipotle chilli in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 pounds pork shoulder


For the Taquito


  • 6" flour tortilla
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Salsa, for serving


Method of Preparation


  1. To begin with the recipe, whisk the tomato sauce with the chipotle chilli sauce, cumin powder, chili powder and cinnamon powder.
  2. Then add the pork in a slow cooker and cover with the tomato sauce. Cook pork on high flame for about 6-8 hours. When the pork is properly cooked and cool enough to handle, you can shred the meat.
  3. Then, you need to grease 2 baking pans (with 9x13” dimensions). Now, spoon 2-3 tablespoons of carnitas into a tortilla in a single line about 1/3 of the way from one edge. Roll tightly, and place seam down in the pan. Repeat the same procedure with all the tortillas for the remaining carnitas.
  4. Brush the tops of the taquitos with oil, and bake in the oven at 450F for about 20 minutes, while flipping halfway through. 
  5. Serve hot with sour cream and salsa.


Nutrition Facts


There are 220 calories in 1 serving of Carnitas Taquito 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 Carnitas Taquito from Chronic Taco.


  • Calories: 220
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Total Fat: 16g (25%)
  • Saturated Fat: 4g (18%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8%)
  • Sodium: 200mg (8%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g (4%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4%)
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 8g (14%)
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 44%



* 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.

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Fort Worth, Texas

Reviewed June 3, 2020 via mobile

Okay for a quick Taco Lunch

A nice little place for a quick lunch. We ordered the taco plate (mahi-mahi's and grilled chicken) Shrimp Nacho and Burrito Bowl Carnitas. The food was good enough to fill your stomach for lunch, not great. The grilled chicken was blend and the carnitas didn't have flavor. Just think of it as Fast Food Mexican meals WITHOUT the Ma and Pa care put into the dishes. Probably won't come back if I was craving tacos.

Date of visit: June 2020


Reviewed February 18, 2020

$2 Taco Tuesday is a Great Deal!

Chronic Tacos is Subway restaurant style taco joint. Pick you wrapper, meat, toppings and sauce. I gave it a try for the $2 Taco Tuesday special, it was good; and a very great deal. The meats: I had a chicken, pork and carnitas, they were all better than you would expect for cheap fast food. The toppings were fresh and very good. The "corn" tortillas were more like flour, but still decent.


The service was friendly and helpful, their system allows you to custom build you taco, but seems slow since you are standing and waiting.


Overall I got good tacos for a cheap price on Tuesday, and fairly quickly with friendly service, I give it above average review for that food. If you want a full Mexican meal, go down the street to Cactus Cantina, they are better.

Date of visit: February 2020


The More Related Queries


How to cook pork carnitas?

Ans: You can cook the pork covered on medium heat with some spices, bringing everything to a boil. Uncover and turn the heat to medium-high flame to reduce the liquid. The meat will start frying in its own fat at this point. Now, carefully brown the meat at medium-low heat, while stirring frequently until pork is evenly browned. 


Where did the carnitas originated?

Ans: Carnitas originated in the state of Michoacan of Mexico, and in its most original and authentic form, it is pork meat, which is slow cooked and then fried in pork fat.


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April 06, 2018, Dana Point, Calif. - The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge is returning to the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival on Saturday, April 7, reported by

World champion professional eaters from across the globe will face off to see who can eat the most Chronic Tacos in 10 minutes, competing for cash prizes and the coveted title of Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Eating Champion!

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