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Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos from TastesBetterFromScratch.com
Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs 20 mins
Total Time
6 hrs 40 mins

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Unit: cup, large, ounce, ounce can, pound, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 8
Calories: 585 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork roast (shoulder or butt)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1-2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 30 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 ounce can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheeses
  • 6-8 large flour tortillas
For Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the liquid smoke and 1/2 cup water. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours.
For the Rice:
  1. While the pork is cooking, prepare the rice. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice. 

  2. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, lime juice and zest, cilantro and cumin and bring to a boil. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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, 1/2 cup of the green sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Add the beans, rice and cilantro to the pork mixture.
  6. Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan and spoon some of the green sauce on the bottom.
  7. Scoop about 1/2 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.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until heated through and the top is bubbly and slightly golden. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Nutrition Facts
Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 1715mg 71%
Potassium 847mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 20g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 22.5%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 24.6%
Iron 17.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.