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Prep Time:
(6 to 8 hrs smoke time) + 15 mins prep
Grill time:

Pulled Pork Carnitas

With Garlic-Dill Sour Cream

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Pulled Pork Carnitas
Serves 4
Prep Time:
Grill time: 10
What a super tasty take on a Mexican classic. I love my meat, and after making that Pulled Pork for the first time, I think that it's one of my favourites. That and the Maple Bacon Ribs. But I would love some other ideas on what to do with it! What do you do with the Pulled Pork that you make?
Rolling an Egg Roll
Rolling an Egg Roll
Pulled Pork Carnitas
Pulled Pork Carnitas

Pulled Pork Carnitas

Serves: 4       Total Time: 25 mins (+Smoke time)


  • 1 lb. of Pulled Pork
  • ¼ cup of extra sauce for the pork
  • 4 tortillas, 12-inches in diameter
  • guacamole
  • shredded lettuce, about 6 leaves
  • ¾ cup of shredded cheese
  • salsa
Garlic-Dill Sour Cream
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tsp. of fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, made into a paste
  • ¼ tsp. Bone Dust


Step 1
Start by smoking a whole pork shoulder, also known as a Boston butt, for 6 to 8 hours. Wait! I don’t have time for that! I want soft tacos NOW!
Step 2
Pull out some frozen Pulled Pork, from the batch you made a while back.
Step 3
Preheat the grill to 300°F and place the pork onto a Skillet, heating it over direct flame while you prep everything else. You can add the extra sauce if you want to, now or before you serve it.
Step 4
In a non-reactive bowl, combine the sour cream, dill, garlic and Bone Dust. Mix well and refrigerate until needed.
Step 5
When you’re satisfied with the temperature of the pork, you can pull it off the grill, but leave the grill on.
Step 6
On a flat surface lay out a tortilla. Drop a dollop of the sour cream onto the tortilla, and spread it around. Sprinkle with cheese. Spoon ¼ of the Pulled Pork onto the cheese and sour cream. Top with lettuce, salsa and anything else you want.
Step 7
Now for the hard part. Fold the sides of the tortilla up and over the toppings. Then roll the tortilla, making a package like when you fold an egg roll, only you’re working with a circle.
Step 8
You will have to seal the tortilla closed with a toothpick or two.
Step 9
Repeat with the remaining tortillas and fillings.
Step 10
Grill the tortillas over direct heat for 2 to 4 minutes, or until the outside is a little crispy and has grill marks.
Step 11
Serve with the remaining salsa and sour cream to dip and enjoy.

When you do a Pulled Pork on the smoker, you need to A) Do more than one if you have guests, or B) Only have two or three people in the household that you're making it for. Seeing as it's only the Husband and I? I fall into category B. Luckily there aren't that many mouths in our house. I made a big Pulled Pork and it's lasted for a long while.

Let's see we've done: Pulled Pork Egg Rolls, Pulled Pork Poutine, and Pulled Pork on a Bun is a no-brainer.

We've also seen: Pulled Pork Nachos, and Pulled Pork Pizza.

You can stuff Pulled Pork into meat pies, or chicken, you can use it on pasta... or make Carnitas! And that is what we decided to do for dinner the other night. Delicious alternative soft tacos, smothered in cheese and salsa, with a garlic-dill sour cream, some lettuce, avocado and onions! Can't forget the onions! Best part is? You can put whatever fixin's you want on them!

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