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Two Mushroom Carnitas Tacos with a Lime Half and Cilantro in the Background
Mushroom Carnitas Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Baby portobello mushrooms are sliced thin, simmered with Mexican spices, and stuffed into tortillas with creamy guac to make these flavor-packed mushroom carnitas tacos.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 3
Calories: 384 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Mushroom Carnitas
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound baby portobello, cremini mushrooms, sliced very thin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
For the Tacos
  • 4 to 6 corn tortillas
  • Oil or cooking spray
  • Guacamole
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped tomato
Make the Mushroom Carnitas
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the orange juice, soy sauce, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and liquid smoke. Set aside.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with the olive oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms in as even a layer as possible. Cook for about 5 minutes, flip, and cook 5 minutes more. Add the onion and continue cooking, flipping occasionally, until the onion begins to soften and the mushrooms begin to crisp up in spots. You can turn up the heat a bit if needed to get the mushrooms to crisp. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more.
  3. Stir the orange juice mixture into the skillet. Allow to cook for about 8 minutes more, until the liquid cooks off and the mushrooms become very tender.
Make the Tacos
  1. Lightly oil a large skillet and place over medium heat. Place a couple of tortillas into the skillet and allow them to warm up for a minute or two. Continue until all of the tortillas are heated.
  2. Stuff the tortillas with the mushroom mixture, guacamole, lettuce and tomato. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Carnitas Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 201
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.3g34%
Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
Sodium 639mg27%
Potassium 1056mg30%
Carbohydrates 41.3g14%
Fiber 6.5g26%
Sugar 9.1g10%
Protein 8.7g17%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.