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Meal Prep Carnitas Bowls with Mango Salsa

By Rachel
June 11, 2022

These meal prep carnitas bowls with mango salsa are the perfect quick and delicious weekday lunch! Seasoned shredded pork and homemade mango salsa topped with fresh limes and cilantro. The pork cooks effortlessly in the crockpot and shreds easily. Store these meal prep containers for a quick lunch or dinner, simply reheat for 60-90 seconds and enjoy!

Meal Prep Carnitas Bowls with Mango Salsa topped with cilantro and lime
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Meal Prep Carnitas Bowls with Mango Salsa

COST BREAKDOWN:

  • Pork Butt – $6.85 (on sale)
  • Seasoning – $.70
  • Orange Juice – $.40
  • Mango – $1.50
  • Tomatoes – $.98
  • Jalapeño – $.14
  • Red Onion – $.69
  • Limes $.85
  • Black Beans $.89
  • Cauliflower Rice $1.65 x 2
  • Cilantro – $.89
  • Garlic – $.55

Total: $17.74

Per serving (5 servings): $3.55

bowl of fresh mango salsa

Quick Steps:

  • Season pork
  • Slow cook until tender – pork should temp at 145 degrees F when done
  • Chop ingredients for mango salsa
  • Combine and season to taste
  • Remove cook pork butt, allow to cool, and shred
  • Return to the crockpot bowl (to soak up the flavorful broth)
  • Portion the cauliflower rice
  • Top with shredded pork, black beans, and mango salsa
  • Garnish with fresh limes and cilantro

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Meal Prep Carnitas Bowls with Mango Salsa

Instructions:

For the pork:

  • Season pork tenderloin with salt, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, ground oregano, and cumin. Add to the bowl of a slow cooker, top with orange juice and crushed garlic, cover and cook on high for 1 1/2-2 hours or on low for 2 1/2 – 3 hours. Pork should be fork tender and temp at 145 degrees F when done.
  • Once cooked through shred and return to the bowl of the crockpot.

For the mango salsa:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine mangos, tomatoes, jalapeño, red onion, salt, lime juice, and lime zest. Toss to combine, set aside.
  • Evenly distribute cauliflower rice, shredded pork, beans, and mango salsa among the 5 containers. Top each bowl with a lime wedge and fresh cilantro, seal and store for the week.
mango salsa over shredded pork
meal prep carnitas bowls with mango salsa

Meal Prep Carnitas Bowls with Mango Salsa

Seasoned shredded pork, black beans, cauliflower rice, and mango salsa.
Servings 5 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Equipment

  • Crock Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 12 oz. Bags cauliflower rice, thawed
  • 1 15 oz. can Black beans, drained
  • Cilantro and limes for garnish

For the pork:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. Pork butt
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Ground oregano
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2-4 cloves Garlic, crushed

For the mango salsa:

  • 2-3 Mangos, diced
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 medium Red onion, finely diced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp Lime zest

Instructions
 

For the pork:

  • Season pork tenderloin with salt, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, ground oregano, and cumin. Add to the bowl of a slow cooker, top with orange juice and crushed garlic, cover and cook on high for 1 1/2-2 hours or on low for 2 1/2 – 3 hours. Pork should be fork tender and temp at 145 degrees F when done.
  • Once cooked through shred and return to the bowl of the crockpot.

For the mango salsa:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine mangos, tomatoes, jalapeño, red onion, salt, lime juice, and lime zest. Toss to combine, set aside.
  • Evenly distribute cauliflower rice, shredded pork, beans, and mango salsa among the 5 containers. Top each bowl with a lime wedge and fresh cilantro, seal and store for the week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 117gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 354mgSodium: 1712mgPotassium: 2384mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 696IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 10mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 356kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burrito Bowls, Meal Prep, Shredded Pork

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @theheartylife on Instagram and hashtag it #theheartylife.

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