Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions, recipe ~ 30 minutes or less One Dish Pork Carnitas and text are all mine!
I just got back from watching my daughter compete in hurdles to go to districts this Friday for track and field! She beat her own time and will move on! Yay!
I was totally prepared though for an easy yummy dinner. Do you do meal planning…a little? My family would starve or live at the fast food restaurants if I didn’t plan ahead, we are just toooo busy not to!
How to make One Dish Pork Carnitas
- 1 Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
- 4 Cups of instant rice ~ brown or white
- Taco Seasoning ~ any kind
- You choice of fresh summer veggies and beans!
- Cheddar Cheese
- Tortillas (optional)
I bought this yummy Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas at Safeway the other day because I knew we would need real flavor, real fast for a busy night after track!
The night before I made this meal I slow cooked the pork shoulder. You could also do this on a weekend for a quick weeknight 30 minutes or less meal.
I sautéed it to hold the flavor in my new Instant Pot and then turned it to the slow cooker setting.
Then I added ½ cup water and set for 4 hours and let the slow cooker/ instant pot do its thing!
After the timer went off, I added our favorite taco seasoning to add a little kick…add as much as your family would like. Remember the Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas are already nicely seasoned, so know your family.
Now Shred your meat with 2 forks.
Bag up and put into the refrigerator….for tomorrow.
Reheat your pork. Use the stovetop or microwave. I vote…microwave.
Make your instant rice…brown or white, whatever your family likes in the microwave.
While you are reheating your meat and cooking the rice, get your veggies, beans and tortillas out.
Cut your veggies, heat your beans.
Now simply put it all together!
Put your rice around the edge of a dish, add meat to the middle and top with your favorite toppings.
That’s it! You now have a meal that is full of real flavor, real fast! This dish is perfect for the upcoming summer months.
If you’d like to add a super simple flare you can make your own tostada bowls! These are super easy and only take minutes!
This meal takes under 30 minutes to prepare, not including the prep slow cooker time the night before!
No matter how you serve your One Dish Pork Carnitas, one thing is for sure…they are quick and deelish for a busy work night or a hot summer day.
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I was able to pick up one of many flavors of the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in the fresh meat section at Safeway! They are quick easy and already packed with yummy flavor, making it so very easy to prepare for any meal!
I hope this recipe will help you with your busy weeks and weekends! With just a little planning your life can be so much easier!