Crispy Carnitas Guacamole

under 60mins

Ingredients for servings

  • 1 cup(s) pulled pork

  • 4 ripe avocados

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced

  • 0.3333 cup(s) crumbled queso fresco cheese plus extra for topping

  • 0.25 cup(s) chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tbsp diced sweet onion

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 0.25 tsp salt

  • 0.25 tsp pepper

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced for topping


  • You can easily make the pork ahead of time or use leftover pulled pork, which is what I’d suggest for this recipe. Before serving the pork, I like to crisp it up in the oven. To do this, I spread the shredded pork in a large baking dish. Preheat the oven to 220°C.

  • Place the baking dish in the oven and roast for 20- 30 minutes, tossing the pork with a fork every 10 minutes. You don’t HAVE to do this step, but it really makes it taste more like authentic carnitas.

  • Place the avocados, the cheese, cilantro, onion, lime juice, salt and pepper to a bowl and mash it! Mash and stir until everything is combined. Make it as smooth or as chunky as you’d like.

  • Taste and season with additional salt, pepper or lime juice if needed. Top with the pork, a sprinkle of extra cheese and cilantro and a few sliced peppers.

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