Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos
These slow cooker carnitas tacos are tender chunks of pork cooked in a crock pot, then stuffed into warm corn tortillas with red onion and cilantro. An easy and authentic meal that's even better than what you would get at a restaurant.
Servings 8 servings
Calories 346 kcal
4 pound boneless pork butt or boneless country ribs fat trimmed and cut into 2 inch cubes 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 onion peeled and quartered 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/3 cup orange juice 16 corn tortillas 1/2 cup cilantro chopped 1/3 cup red onion finely diced
Heat a large pot over medium heat, and add the oil. Season the meat with the salt and pepper and brown it in batches. Transfer the browned meat to a plate. After all the meat is browned, place it in a slow cooker along with the cumin, onion, bay leaves, oregano, lime juice, chicken broth and orange juice. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Remove the meat from the crock pot with a slotted spoon. Place the meat in a single layer on a sheet pan. Broil the meat for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Roughly shred the meat. Divide the meat between the tortillas. Top with cilantro and red onion, then serve. Calories: 346 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 44 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 137 mg | Sodium: 670 mg | Potassium: 886 mg | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 35 IU | Vitamin C: 11 mg | Calcium: 50 mg | Iron: 3.1 mg