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Beef Carnitas with Coconut Flour Tortillas

Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo, Primal
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 2
Calories 732 kcal


For the Beef Carnitas

  • 2 cups Beef stock (or water)
  • 1 Onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 lb Sirloin steak
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Bell pepper (sliced)

For the Tortillas

  • 5 Egg whites
  • 1/4 cup Coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened coconut milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • Coconut oil


For the Beef Carnita

  1. Add the paprika, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt to a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Rub the spice mixture all over the sirloin steak.
  3. Place the onion on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Place the steak in the slow cooker on top of the onion, then pour the water or stock around it. Add the garlic.
  5. Turn it on low for 8 hours.
  6. After 8 hours, remove, and shred the beef with two forks. Remove the bones and place the meat back into the juices until ready to serve.

For the Tortillas (makes 4 tortillas)

  1. Add the egg whites, coconut flour, milk, cumin, chili powder, and salt to a blender or food processor.
  2. Process until well combined. It will be thin.
  3. Allow the batter to sit for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Place a small nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add the coconut oil and move the pan around to make sure it covers the entire surface.
  6. Using a ladle, add ¼ of the mixture to the hot skillet.
  7. Lift it up and move it around to spread the batter around in a circle in the skillet.
  8. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side, until the expose side is no longer shiny.
  9. Flip carefully, using a large spatula.
  10. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.
  11. Remove and set aside.
  12. Repeat with remaining batter to make 4 tortillas.
  13. Do not place them on top of each other.


  1. Spoon the beef into the tortillas. Add bell peppers and other veggies, if desired.
  2. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Beef Carnitas with Coconut Flour Tortillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 732 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 200mg67%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 2100IU42%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.