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Pork Carnitas and Chimichurri Burrito Bowl

A healthy, easy, quick burrito bowl starring Pork and a super flavored Chimichurri!

Pork Carnitas and Chimichurri Burrito Bowl | Fabtastic Eats

I’ve made a list of goals. Not resolutions…not things I’m going to stop doing, but things I want to start doing this year..2014 needs to be a year of change for me. Positive change. I’m not sure Ill share my goals here, that makes me pretty vulnerable, though it would definitely hold me more accountable too, but for right now they’re on big paper, in big color, written in big letters, hung next to my desk.

Pork Carnitas and Chimichurri Burrito Bowl | Fabtastic Eats

I’ve never done something like this before, but I feel different lately, something just feels right, so I’m going to have a positive year, and I am determined to accomplish everything I set out to do, and I hope that whatever goals or resolutions you’ve set for yourself, you can make happen too..because life is to short and goes by far to quickly to wait.


This is a bit deepish’ when we’re talking about food here, but this is my space too 🙂 So! Let’s talk about this burrito bowl!

I asked you guys on Facebook what you were looking for, and the majority said healthy, quick, or slow cooker! Well my friends, ask and you shall receive.

Pork Carnitas and Chimichurri Burrito Bowl | Fabtastic Eats

This dish is a combination of all three! The pork cooks all day long while you’re at work, then when you get home you make the rice, beans, and chimichurri sauce, all of which takes no more than 20 minutes, and you have dinner! A wonderful, full-flavored, easy dinner!

Pork Carnitas and Chimichurri Burrito Bowl | Fabtastic Eats P.S. It looks like a lot of ingredients, but a lot of it’s spices, so you probably already have those on hand! 😉

Pork Carnitas and Chimichurri Burrito Bowl

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: PT7-8H

Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Pork Carnitas and Chimichurri Burrito Bowl

A healthy, easy, quick burrito bowl starring Pork and a super flavored Chimichurri!


    For the Pork
  • 2 1/2 lb boneless pork loin
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 of a lime, juiced
  • For the Chimichurri
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup oregano
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow onion
  • crack of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1-14 ounce can black beans
  • 1/2 a lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage


  1. Place the sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl combine the salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and olive oil. Mix together.
  3. Rub the mix all over the pork loin and place it on the sliced onions.
  4. Pour the chicken broth into the slow cooker, but not over the pork, just on the bottom.
  5. Sprinkle the minced jalapeno and garlic on top pf the pork, and squeeze on the lime juice.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  7. When done, remove from the slow cooker and using two forks, shred apart. Toss the shredded pork back into the slow cooker and turn down the heat to "Keep Warm" while you finish everything else.
  8. To make the chimichurri, combine all the ingredients together in your food processor until smooth.
  9. Cook the rice according to instructions on the box.
  10. Rinse the black beans, and add them to the rice when it's done, along with the juice of 1/2 a lime and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  11. To assemble; spoon the rice and bean mix into your bowl, add some red cabbage, followed by the pork. Drizzle with the chimichurri.
  12. Optional, but you can shred a little fresh cheddar on top if you have it!

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  • Reply julia

    I like setting goals in January. To be honest I am not much for resolutions and more for goals that I want to achieve in different parts of my life. I think it is a great way to reflect back on the past year and look ahead. Good luck with yours!

    These pork carnitas look so tasty! I am a big fan of burrito bowls so I am going to have to try this pork!

    January 9, 2014 at 11:16 am
    • Reply Alaina

      I never stick to things when I make’s much easier for me to start up new habits than to stop old ones..thanks for the well wishes! Goodluck to you as well!
      Hope you enjoy the pork!!

      January 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    This is going on my menu next week for sure 🙂 Andddd I was secretly hoping your recipe today was going to be the Brussels sprouts and bacon salad (I know, I know….quick turn around!) But, definitely bought some last night at CostCo. I am armored and ready 🙂

    January 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      ahh so sorry to disappoint! Ill do that soon, I promise!!Hope you enjoy the burrito bowl though! 🙂

      January 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Loving It!

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    January 10, 2014 at 2:51 am
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  • Reply Nutmeg Nanny

    I am all about this burrito bowl, talk about tasty 🙂 this looks incredible.

    January 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm
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