Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Looking for an easy slow-cooked carnitas tacos recipe? Learn how to make slow-cooked carnitas tacos using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jwright_tx

Makes 4 servings



You'll need a slow cooker for this recipe (a necessity for any busy cook).

Recipe Ingredients for slow-cooked carnitas tacos

2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs or pork shoulder (Boston butt), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1/2 large onion, cut into 4 pieces
1 avocado, halved, pitted, sliced
1 Fresh cilantro sprigs
1 Sliced red bell peppers (optional)
1 Corn tortillas

Recipe Directions for slow-cooked carnitas tacos

  1. Toss pork in bowl of slow cooker with salt, black pepper, and dried oregano to coat. Place onion pieces atop pork. Cover slow cooker and cook pork on low setting until meat is very tender and falling apart, about 6 hours.

  2. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to cutting board. Discard onion pieces. Using fingers, shred pork; transfer carnitas to platter. Place avocado slices, cilantro sprigs, and sliced red bell peppers, if desired, alongside. Wrap corn tortillas in damp kitchen towel; microwave until warm, about 1 minute. Serve carnitas with warm tortillas and tomatillo salsa.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 336.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
778
Calories from Fat
506
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
56.2g
86%
Saturated Fat
18.9g
94%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
204mg
68%
Sodium
1326mg
55%
Potassium
1120mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
11.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.3g
21%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
54.8g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 9% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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