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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
5 Hr

This recipe comes courtesy of Tiffany from Eat at Home who knows the power of a pulled pork slow cooker recipe. She says, "Five minutes of prep, and the slow cooker does all the work. Taco night never tasted so good!"

What You'll Need:
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops, pork roast or tenderloin
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
What To Do:
  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. Shred meat with a fork.
  4. Serve in tortillas with cheese, lettuce and other toppings that you like.
  • Check out more of Tiffany's fantastic recipes from her blog: Eat at Home!
  • This recipe was a finalist in our Search for the Ultimate Weeknight Meal Contest!

  • Freezer Instructions: Follow steps 1-3. Allow pork to cool. Place pork in freezer-safe container and freeze. When ready to eat, place in fridge to thaw for 24 hours in advance. Then reheat, assemble, and enjoy!

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Any thoughts on using beef rather than pork? Everything the same but the meat?

You can definitely use beef rather than pork. It will work with no problem. You can try a chuck roast or bottom round roast. Enjoy! :)

I worked with quite a few people from Mexico that would always bring some of the best food. I loved trying the things they brought and they brought a version of this in that was really tasty. I am glad to try this recipe out in hopes that it is just as good. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

I click on a "Taco Tuesday" recipe title and get a burrito/enchilada recipe? Where'd my taco recipe go?

Hi there! These Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are a kind of taco. Enjoy!

Forgot to add that the tortillas get rolled up to make an enchilada. Sorry for any confusion.

Made this and froze in Ziplock bag. A few months later defrosted, added a bag of frozen Southwestern Mixed Vegetables and heated until veggies warmed through. Put a good serving on large flour tortillas, added some shredded Mexican Blend Cheese, put in a casserole seam side down and heated in 375 oven for 25 minutes. Served with sour cream. Tortillas were crispy, filling was wonderful, great enchiladas. You could top with salsa in the oven, but I don't like mushy enchiladas.

That sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing with us...and everyone else!

Tacos are my absolute favorite, and this was like a pork taco. Thought it was o.k. I'm just not crazy about pork though

This was awesome!! A new favorite!!

This recipe is delicious. Tastes like real homemade Mexican food. I use Lawry's package taco sauce.

Sounds goooood! I will try it, thank u for the recipe.

what is taco sauce? does she mean salsa

Ortega makes a smooth taco sauce in mild, medium or hot. It is not chunky like salsa and has a more concentrated flavor. I hope this helps!

Ortega is fine, but for a more authentic taste, you might try El Pato. It is generally sold in the Mexican food section of most grocers.

I use Salsa it so much better with the Chunky Salsa


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