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How to Make Spicy Pork Burritos

Spicy Pork Burritos present a flavorful and zesty option for burrito enthusiasts, offering a blend of textures and bold flavors.

Texture-wise, Spicy Pork Burritos often feature tender and juicy pork that has been seasoned and cooked with spicy flavors. The pork is typically marinated in a mixture of spices such as chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and other seasonings. It might also include a spicy salsa or hot sauce to intensify the heat and flavor.

The pork is cooked until tender and shredded, providing a succulent and juicy texture with a kick of spiciness.

Other components of the burrito might include rice, black or pinto beans, sautéed bell peppers, onions, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and sometimes guacamole or sliced avocado.

All these ingredients are wrapped snugly in a flour tortilla, offering a soft exterior that encases the flavorful fillings.

Spicy Pork Burritos are a hearty and satisfying option, combining the tender and spicy pork with a variety of complementary ingredients that contribute to a flavorful and robust meal, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their dishes.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Spicy food lovers, meat enthusiasts, adventurous eaters
  • Estimated Duration: 1 hour
  • Nutrition Facts: Roughly 600 calories per burrito, high in protein and dietary fiber

About This Recipe

Spice up your usual burrito game with this mouthwatering recipe featuring succulent pork, chilies, and a medley of sizzling spices.

Equipment Required

  • Large Skillet or Wok
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons


  • 1.5 pounds pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup spicy salsa
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Optional: Lime wedges, cilantro for garnish


  1. Prep Ingredients: Slice pork, chop onion, mince garlic, and slice jalapeños and red bell pepper.
  2. Spice Up Pork: Season pork slices with salt and cayenne pepper.
  3. Cook Pork: Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onions, garlic, and cook until soft. Add pork, cook until no longer pink.
  4. Add Heat: Toss in jalapeños and red bell pepper, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Assemble Fillings: In a separate bowl, mix cooked rice, pinto beans, and spicy salsa.
  6. Heat Tortillas: On a dry skillet, heat each tortilla for about 30 seconds on each side.
  7. Build Your Burrito: Lay a tortilla flat, add a scoop of spicy pork, followed by rice-bean-salsa mixture, and top with cheese.
  8. Wrap It: Fold sides in and roll up from the bottom.
  9. Optional: For a crispy exterior, grill each wrapped burrito on a skillet for 2 minutes per side.

Side Dishes

  • Spicy guacamole
  • Mexican rice
  • Side of extra jalapeños

Storage Options

  • Fridge: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freezer: Wrap each burrito in foil, store for up to 1 month.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Pork shoulder -> Pork loin, ground pork
  • Pepper Jack -> Cheddar, Monterey Jack
  • Pinto beans -> Black beans, kidney beans

Alternatives to This Meal

  • Spicy Chicken Tacos
  • Pork Carnitas
  • Vegetarian Chili


When you’re in the mood for something spicy and hearty, these Spicy Pork Burritos will hit all the right notes. They’re not just a meal; they’re an experience. So, why wait? Start cooking and turn up the heat!