Beef Carnitas

Portion Size: 1 Carnitas with 1 ½ Starch (1 whole grain tortilla and potato) 3 oz. Meat 

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
2 1/2  Pounds beef flank steak, cut into thin stripsTrim all visible fat. 
8 (10 inch) flour tortillasMay use whole grain
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce(optional)
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
3 medium baking potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes Wash thoroughly and peel before cubing
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced Washed, trimmed and sliced
1 medium onion, chopped Washed, peeled and chopped
1 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese 
1/2 cup salsa
For gluten free (GF): Use GF tortillas. Always check each ingredient to be sure it is gluten free.


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1In medium bowl, combine steak strips, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and garlic.  Mix well.  
2Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot.
3Add meat mixture and cook until browned.  Add potatoes, mushrooms, and onion.   Cook 1 minute. Reduce heat and simmer 12 to 14 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Minimum Temperature 145°F for 15 seconds for beef 
4Heat tortilla according to package directions.  
5To serve, spoon mixture evenly down center of each warm tortilla.  Sprinkle with cheese and roll up.  Serve with salsa