Loaded Carnitas Puffed Tacos
Loaded Carnitas Puffed Tacos are the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Juicy, slow cooked carnitas are piled-high into a fried puffed taco. Grab a margarita and celebrate this festive holiday in style!
We are t-minus two days until Cinco de Mayo.
Are you ready?
I’m headed to Kansas City today to spend time with family, but also to take part in my friend Katy’s bachelorette party. We are taking a train from downtown Kansas City to Hermann, Missouri. Have you ever heard of Hermann, MO? Chances are probably not. This city hasn’t quite reached Napa Valley notoriety, but for the Midwest this charming town has a collection of wineries fit for a weekend of sipping wine in the sunshine.
Since we arrive on Friday, I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be a restaurant in town that offers a margarita and a taco. If not, I do have a back up plan and it includes smuggling a few of these Loaded Carnitas Puffed Tacos onto the train. I don’t think anyone will notice. In fact, I might want to bring extra.
Until this week I have never eaten a puffed taco. Which I find odd and very unacceptable since I was just down in Austin – The Land of Tacos and never spotted this fried goodness. Well, the beauty of the puffed taco is that it’s so easy to make at home. Just bring a pot of oil to high heat and place a corn taco in said oil for 20 to 30 seconds until puffed, AND BOOM! Puffed taco perfection.
Whatever you do don’t skip the chance to make these carnitas because they are killer! Oh, and also super duper easy to make. Load these tacos up with all the fixings. Curious, what are your favorite toppings? I always go with pico de gallo, sour cream, a shit ton of guac, and jalapenos. I’m seriously getting hungry just thinking about it.
However you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I highly suggest arming yourself with these Loaded Carnitas Puffed Tacos on Friday. Just don’t forget wash it down with a glass of wine, I mean margarita. Note to self: bring jug of marg on train.
Loaded Carnitas Puffed Tacos
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
3 cups chicken stock
Interesting, usually when I fry corn tortillas they just turn into tostadas. I really want to try these!
Erin – You’ve gotta try it! It’s super easy and delicious!
I PUFFY heart LOVE PUFFY tacos!
And carnitas. So these? DEFS HAPPENING.
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YUM! We’re with you on the guac as our favorite topping, we also like a fresh verde salsa!
Thank you so much!
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Hi! Love your recipes! I’ve made many over the past few years? One comment – I see there is OJ in this but the directions don’t indicate how/where to use it. I will guess you add it to the crockpot with the chicken stock, etc. ? Keep the yummy stuff coming!