Pork Carnitas Tacos

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Source: 100 Days of Real Food

10 mins
6-8 hours
Pork Carnitas Tacos

This is our all time favorite pork recipe.  I use this recipe to make pork tacos and also when I'm making BBQ.  I love the flavor the spices give the pork.


  • 2 to 2 ½ lbs pork shoulder or Boston butt roast, cut into 5 or 6 small pieces
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 onion, cut into 6 or 8 chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, whole
  • 1 recipe tomatillo salsa (use this recipe or can be purchased at Trader Joe’s, though theirs is a bit salty)
  • 1 ½ recipes whole-grain corn tortillas
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. Mix together oregano, pepper, salt, and cumin and rub on outside of pork pieces in bottom of slow cooker.

  2. Throw onion and garlic on top of pork.

  3. Slow cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or until meat is falling apart.

  4. When finished discard the onion and garlic. Drain meat and shred with a fork.

  5. Serve warm with tortillas, tomatillo salsa, avocados and cilantro.


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