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This Chipotle copycat Whole30 carnitas bowl is a take on the Whole30 Chipotle favorite and is a fantastic Whole30 dinner, especially for warmer weather! I just can't think of a better way to eat Whole30 Mexican food. Sorry, Chipotle!

Chipotle Copycat Whole30 Carnitas Bowl

This Chipotle copycat Whole30 carnitas bowl is a take on the Whole30 Chipotle favorite and is a fantastic Whole30 dinner, especially for warmer weather! I just can't think of a better way to eat Whole30 Mexican food. Sorry, Chipotle!

Course Main Course
Cuisine carnitas bowl, chipotle, copycat, Mexican, Whole30
Keyword carnitas bowl, Chipotle, copycat, main course, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 581 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

  • 1 drizzle olive oil
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, cut into about 1-inch wide strips, washed, and dried
  • 2 cups carnitas, my Crockpot paleo carnitas recipe in notes
  • 4 pieces avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 piece lime, juice of
  • 1 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup roasted tomatillo salsa find recipe in notes or store-bought
  • 1 cup smoky guajillo salsa find recipe in notes or favorite compliant store-bought salsa
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make guacamole: combine all guacamole ingredients and mash, if desired, until desired consistency. Season with salt.

  2. Heat your carnitas: Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add enough carnitas to cover the surface without crowding and ladle a little of the carnitas juice over. Cook until juice has evaporated and bottom of carnitas is crispy and browned. Flip and cook briefly, but not until too brown.

  3. Layer your bowls: place a handful or two of romaine in the bottom of each serving bowl. Top with carnitas, guacamole, roasted tomatillo salsa, smoky guajillo salsa, and red onion. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Copycat Whole30 Carnitas Bowl
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 1122mg49%
Potassium 2022mg58%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 29651IU593%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.