Slow Cooked Carnitas Tacos

Slow Cooked Carnitas Tacos
(So easy and so good. Family favorite recipe)
1 1/2 lbs pork shoulder roast or pork butt

1 Cup water
Pinches of salt and pepper
1 small onion thinly sliced
1 can Rotel tomatoes with chilies, mild version
¼ Cup chopped cilantro
¼ Cup finely chopped white onion
Pinch of salt to taste
½ fresh lime juice
White or corn fajita size tortillas

1. Place roast in crockpot, pour water in the crockpot, season roast with salt, pepper and add onion slices. Cook on low for 6-10 hours (I start it right before bed and it’s finished in the morning). When completely tender, remove from crock pot, discard juices, de-fat, shred and place back into crock-pot.
2. Stir in tomatoes, cilantro, onion, salt and lime juice. Keep on warm until ready to serve.
3. Spoon carnita meat into tortillas and top with lettuce, cheese and tomato.

Carnitas Tostaditas
(Great appetizers if you’ve got extra meat)
Tortilla chips of choice, I love the multigrain Tostadas
Carnitas pork recipe from above
Small dollops of sour cream

Small dices of tomato
Pinches of shredded cheddar cheese

1. Place small portion of carnitas meat onto center of tortilla chips. Top with dollops of sour cream, cheese and tomato. Serve immediately.

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4 Responses
  1. Sophia

    If I have a 5 lb pork roast, how long do I need to cook it in the slow cooker? How many servings does this recipe typically make? Thanks!

  2. Anonymous

    I’ve been looking for some affordable recipes for my slow cooker and your carnitas are delicious! They are now one of our family favorites. Thanks Jenny!

  3. Jenny

    Thanks for you help holding that taco together. We just got our new camera, I’m excited to figure out all of the cool things it does. The manual is enormous, it could take a while!

  4. nuthouse

    Your mexican food pictures are incredible. Was that taco from last Monday when we came for FHE? It looks really good. There is no end to the things you do! Love Mona

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