Easy Carnitas Enchilada Cups
These Easy Carnitas Enchilada Cups are a fun twist on a classic! Crispy baked tortilla cups are filled with boneless pork shoulder seasoned carnitas, onion, black beans, green chiles, and enchilada sauce. Topped with melty cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 36 cups
- 1 (32 oz) package Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 9 mega burrito sized flour tortillas
Carnitas Enchilada Filling:
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 (4 oz) can green chiles drained
- 1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
- salt to taste
- 2 1/4 cups shredded cheese I like using a Mexican blend
- Green onions
- Sour cream
- Lime juice
Grease a 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray.
Place in Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas, onion, and water.
Stir to combine, cover, and cook according to package directions (HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours).
Shred pork using two forks.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease 3 (12 slot) non stick muffin tins with cooking spray. Set aside.
Stack tortillas on a clean work surface.
Use a 4.5 inch round cookie cutter to cut 4 rounds out of each tortilla. Makes 36 rounds.
Gently press one round into one slot of the muffin tin to make a cup (be sure to keep a big opening, since you’ll be stuffing these with filling).
Repeat with remaining tortilla rounds.
Bake in preheated oven until the tortillas are lightly crispy and golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and set aside.
Carnitas Enchilada Cups:
Meanwhile, drain shredded pork very well and place into a large bowl with black beans, green chiles, enchilada sauce, and salt, to taste. Stir until well combined.
Fill each cup with shredded carnitas mixture and top each cup with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.
Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Serve with optional toppings and enjoy!
Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.8mg