Smoked Carnitas Tacos

These mouthwatering smoked carnitas tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday from Reynolds Wrap® Ambassador Over The Fire Cooking

  • Prep Time

    5 hours

  • Servings


  • Cook Time

    8 hours

  • Course

    Main Dish

You’ll Need...

Heavy Duty Foil


  • Pork Marinade

  • Braising Sauce

  • Searing and Taco Garnishes

  • Gear


Score, truss, and season pork with marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for 4+ hours. Ideally overnight.

Heat your grill to 250° F. Pull out pork and discard excess marinade. Smoke until internal temperature is 165° F (about 4 hours).

In your blender, add all ingredients for braising sauce and blend until fine.

Once at 165° F, pull pork off the grill. Heat your grill to 400° F and preheat a skillet with some oil. Place the pork back into the skillet and tightly cover with Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Close grill lid and braise until completely tender (about 2+ hours) until about 195° F internal or when it pulls easily with a fork. Check and move pork around as necessary.

Once tender, pull pork off and wrap tightly in the Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil for 10 minutes. Shred pork and heat up tortillas. Top tortillas with pork, onion, cilantro and jalapenos. Wrap in more foil to save for later! Enjoy!