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Planned leftovers means that leftover roast is turned into carnitas tacos another night. #TexasHomesteader

Carnitas Tacos from Leftover Pork Roast

What do you do with that leftover pork roast after supper tonight?  Plan on using it another night for CARNITAS TACOS!   Planned leftovers at its finest.

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 3 cups leftover pork roast
  • Leftover cooked onion & pepper from roast to taste, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa (can use tomato sauce)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika



  1. In a large pan, add roast, heat slightly and shred with 2 forks. Add the chopped cooked onions & peppers, the salsa (or tomato sauce) and 1 tsp each of chili powder, cumin & paprika. Heat gently until heated through.

    Add meat mixture to either corn or flour tortillas, or make your own crispy corn tortilla shells.

    Garnish with lettuce, cheese and a spoon of salsa if desired (optional)