Flauta Carnitas

How to make Flauta Carnitas


Flauta Carnitas from Chronic Taco is one of the best selling menus of the restaurant that includes slow cooked and seasoned pork meat wrapped in a flour tortilla and then baked 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.




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



  • 1 pound boneless pork loin roast
  • ½ cup red salsa
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons California chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream, divided
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • ½ cup green salsa
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon guacamole, or to taste



Method of Preparation


  1. To begin with the recipe, place pork into the bottom of a slow cooker. Cover pork with red salsa, garlic, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low until the pork becomes tender and cooked through; this will take you about 4 to 6 hours. 
  3. When you are done with the meat, turn off the slow cooker. Remove any fat from pork and discard. Then, transfer pork to a large bowl and shred well using 2 forks. Let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Pour olives, ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup Cheddar cheese, and green salsa over pork. Mix all the ingredients well until they become thick and not runny.
  5. Warm tortillas in a skillet over low heat to soften, which will take you about 15 to 20 seconds per side.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until flautas are golden and crisp, which will take you about 15 minutes, while turning once halfway through.
  7. Serve with remaining 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, salsa, and guacamole.


Nutrition Facts


There are 360 calories in 1 serving of Flauta 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 Flauta Carnitas from Chronic Taco.


  • Calories: 360
  • Calories from Fat: 220
  • Total Fat: 24g (37%)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (40%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg (18%)
  • Sodium: 520mg (22%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g (6%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4%)
  • Sugars: 17g
  • Protein: 8g (10%)
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 42%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 56%



* 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/






Teresa C.

Washington, DC


Living Social (like its Groupon cousin) is great for suggesting places that I would never go on my own. For the great price of $5, I got a $10 voucher for Chronic Tacos. Seeing as I needed something to eat for dinner and I have never mastered the skill of cooking for one, I decided to take a nice long drive to the other end of Long Beach for these Chronic...tacos.


The taco joint is located in the Whole Foods, Petco plaza on the corner of the strip. The parking is all one way so be careful. I went in, going past the few but all crowded tables of after work eaters and got in line. Like others have said, this place is reminiscent of Chipotle. There were two servers who took turns helping each person in line. We were asked what type of meat (the al pastor is delicious!) rice, beans and then a variety of toppings. The tacos are twice the size of normal ones...but also twice the price. My tostada was $5.99 but pretty big so it was more worth it than two tacos I think.  You can get a combo with salsa, chips and a drink for $2 more.

The orange bang was terribly sweet. The chips were a bit stale and not really salted so you were depending on their salsa to do the trick. I opted for a $1 extra side of guacamole which came in a tiny box. Disappointing. The tostada was much better with the fried tortilla a deliciously unhealthy alternative to nachos. The portions were pretty big and I couldn't finish no matter how much I stuffed myself. Best of all it all came out under my $10 voucher. Was it the greatest tostada ever? Nope. Was it fun to drive out and try, all while enjoying the ocean view of Long Beach? Not bad.  Flautas looked interested but not there. And they get 1/2 a star from 2.5 to 3 because the servers were genuinely friendly.



The More Related Queries


What kind of pork is used in carnitas?


Ans: Carnitas literally means “little meat”. They are wonderful morsels of boiled/fried pork that are crispy on the outside and chewy-tender on the inside.


Can I fry the tortillas instead of baking in the oven for my flauta recipe?

Ans: Yes you can add the filling and roll tortilla and then screw it with a toothpick. Then you can deep fry it in oil. But remember, this will make the flauta greasy and add more calories to it. If you are checking on your calories, then this process is a big no for you.


Latest News 



Chronic Tacos Reintroduces ‘Surf N Turf’ Burrito

The Surf N Turf Burrito is back by popular demand and available at all locations

July 09, 2019, ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - We meat again! To kick off the summer season and add more SoCal flair to the menu, Chronic Tacos has re-introduced the very popular Surf N Turf Burrito. The burrito will be available at all Chronic Tacos locations starting June 1st and remain available through September, reports by Franchising.com.

The Surf N Turf Burrito is made with premium Grass-Fed Carne Asada and choice of either Beer Battered or Sautéed Shrimp. This new item is also available as a Bowl-Rito, Tostada Bowl or Salad! Whatever base you choose, we definitely recommend getting it Baja Style.

“We always listen to our guests and take note of what they truly get excited about and the Surf N Turf Burrito was one of them,” says Chronic Tacos CEO and President, Mike Mohammed. “Bringing back our Surf N Turf Burrito this summer will spread the #TacoLife to customers at all of our locations, through a bold, new flavor combination.”


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