Smothered Sweet pork burritos consist of slow cooked pork in a tortilla with cilantro-lime rice, black beans and cheese, smothered in green enchilada sauce.

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 I love my slow cooker as much as anyone but I seem to go through “phases” of it. I will totally forget I own one for months at a time. Then on a particularly busy day I will remember a great, easy slow-cooker meal to make for dinner–I’ll make, we’ll love it, and I’ll kick myself wondering why I don’t use my slow cooker more often! It makes dinner SO easy!

Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos from

I sometimes go through a phase (like the one I’m in now) where I every meal I make is in the slow cooker!  With baby number 2 about to come any day, I’ve got loads of slow cooker ideas ready to go!  These Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos are the top of my list!

You throw the meat in the slow cooker until its perfectly tender, juicy and flavorful. Then you toss some of that shredded pork goodness into a tortilla with some yummy cilantro-lime rice, black beans and cheese. Then you smother the burritos in a green enchilada sauce with shredded cheese on top (of course!).

Wait a few minutes for them to bake (and for the cheese to get all bubbly and delicious), and now you’ve got yourself the tastiest little burritos your family ever did eat!

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Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos from
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 6 hours 20 minutes
Total 6 hours 40 minutes
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For Cilantro Lime Rice


  • Trim fat from the pork roast. Cut the pork into 2-3 large pieces and season each piece with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add all the pieces of pork and sear for 1 minute on each side, just until browned. Transfer the pork to slow cooker.
  • Add the liquid smoke and ½ cup water. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours.

For the Rice:

  • While the pork is cooking, prepare the rice. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice. 
  • Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, lime juice and zest, cilantro and cumin and bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook for 18-20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. This can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to assemble the burritos.
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred into bite-sized pieces (discard any pieces of fat). In a large bowl, toss the shredded pork with the brown sugar, ½ cup of the green sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add the beans, rice and cilantro to the pork mixture.
  • Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan and spoon some of the green sauce on the bottom.
  • Scoop about ½ cup of the meat mixture into each tortilla and sprinkle with a little bit of cheese Roll up the tortillas and place seam-side down in the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over them and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until heated through and the top is bubbly and slightly golden. Serve immediately.


Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe


Calories: 585kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 48gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1715mgPotassium: 847mgFiber: 6gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1125IUVitamin C: 2.4mgCalcium: 246mgIron: 3.2mg

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  1. Hi Lauren! I’m so excited to have found your website and amazing looking recipes from my friend Alise, your sis-in-law. We went to school together! Anyways, these burritos look amazing and I can’t wait to make them. Just wondered what kind of tortillas you prefer? In the pic, your tortillas look homemade? Having the best tortillas can make a big difference.

    1. Hey Courtney, Thanks for your nice comment! Any friend of Alise’s is a friend of mine 🙂 I wish I could say I always make my tortillas from scratch, but I usually always use the uncooked “Tortilla Land” flour tortillas. You just cook them yourself in a skillet or on a griddle and they’re amazing! Hope you like the burritos!

  2. Lauren,
    I made these Smothered Burritos for my family and they loved them. I would suggest that one double the sauce and serve over top or on the side after they come out of the oven. Mine were a bit dry. Love your web site!!!

  3. I just had some of these at my sister-in-law’s house and was dying for the recipe. This recipe looks like the ingredients I tasted! She must have found you (yay!!) I can’t wait to try these yummy burritos soon! (again? haha!)

  4. Wow, these look so delicious! I don’t have pork as nearly as often as I should because I do love it!