Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos Recipe

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Charles Obrien Modified: March 21, 2022
Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos

Enjoy Mexican flavors with these slow cooked carnitas tacos! They’re tortillas stuffed with tender pork cooked in a savory broth, orange juice, and spices.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4lbspork butt,or boneless country ribs, boneless, fat trimmed, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2tspvegetable oil
  • tspsalt
  • ¾tsppepper
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1onion,peeled, quartered
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 2tbsplime juice,fresh
  • cupschicken broth
  • cuporange juice
  • 16corn tortillas
  • ½cupcilantro,chopped
  • cupred onion,finely diced

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat, and add the oil. Season the meat with salt and pepper, then brown it in batches. Transfer the browned meat to a plate.

  2. Place the browned meat it in a slow cooker along with the cumin, onion, bay leaves, oregano, lime juice, chicken broth, and orange juice.

  3. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.

  4. Remove the meat from the crockpot with a slotted spoon. Place the meat in a single layer on a sheet pan.

  5. Broil the meat for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

  6. Roughly shred the meat, then divide them between the tortillas.

  7. Top with cilantro and red onion, then serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 570.22kcal
  • Fat: 31.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.02g
  • Fiber: 3.66g
  • Sugar: 3.03g
  • Protein: 43.83g
  • Cholesterol: 141.96mg
  • Sodium: 662.42mg
  • Calcium: 91.16mg
  • Potassium: 931.43mg
  • Iron: 3.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.42mg
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