Taco Lettuce Wraps filled with the most delicious pulled pork carnitas.

Carnitas Tacos Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Carnitas Taco Lettuce Wraps are all the things you love about carnitas but wrapped in crunchy, low-carb lettuce. Healthy Mexican recipes don’t get better than this!



  • Mexican Pork Carnitas
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 large head of bibb lettuce (butter lettuce or romaine hearts also work)
  • 1/2 red onion, minced


  1. Start by making the Mexican Pork Carnitas. This will take you about 8 hours to make in your slow cooker or in a pot.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the avocados with the lime juice, garlic, and salt.
  3. Put a scoop of carnitas in a bibb lettuce leaf, add a spoonful of the mashed avocados (guacamole), and top with a sprinkle of minced red onions.

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