Bbq Carnitas Tacos
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BBQ Carnitas Tacos from White Duck Taco Shop

White Duck Taco Shop in Asheville, North Carolina, is serving killer tacos to their cult following... including these BBQ Carnitas Tacos!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 tacos
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Coleslaw:

For the Baked Beans:

  • 32 ounces baked beans
  • 3 strips bacon chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dark molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

For the Pork Carnitas:

  • 2 pounds pulled pork
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

To Assemble:

  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 32 corn tortillas


  • In a large bowl, whisk the mayo, spices, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Add the cabbage mix and stir to coat. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Set a sauce pot over medium-high heat. Saute the chopped bacon until crisp. Then pour the bean (with sauce) and the molasses into the pot. Season with cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil, cinnamon and chili powder. Saute the spices for 1-2 minutes, then add the pulled pork to the skillet. Brown the pork to create some crispy edges, stir occasionally—5-10 minutes.

To Assemble:

  • Layer two corn tortillas on a plate. Add a scoop of bean in the middle of the tortilla, followed by the pork “carnitas” and the coleslaw. Drizzle with bbq sauce.


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2.7mg