Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas just in time for your fiesta! Whether you are cooking for a crowd or want a main dish that will stretch through several meals, break out your slow cooker for these delicious pork carnitas!
These authentic Mexican carnitas are the type you’ll find at the taquerias here in California.
Simple fresh ingredients that are filling and flavorful! No lettuce, cheese or sour cream touch these babies. Wrapped in a warm corn tortilla, these tacos are filled with shredded pork, pico de gallo, and a squeeze of lime juice.
That’s it! And this simple combination is keeping thousands of mom and pop taquerias thriving!
I bet this is the type of taco that fast food restaurant Taco Bell had in mind too. I remember when they sold a simple taco shell filled with a tablespoon of meat, two shreds of lettuce, and another shred of cheese that sold for 60 cents back in the 80’s. Those details stay with me because Alan’s first paycheck came from Taco Bell, and there may have been a few pit stops to the restaurant back then!
Alan still reminisces about those good ‘ole days, and explains to all those that get him talkin’ tacos about how the foods on the menu were made from scratch. They had to cook the pinto beans, shred the lettuce and cheese. Oh, and they served black olives in their foods! It has all gone to crap (sorry TB) since my husband left the company at a young 18 years of age. Fiery Dorito Locos Tacos grace their menu now…<sigh>.
Stick with authentic flavors and give this slow cooker pork carnitas a try!
This recipe is perfect for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta! The shredded pork can feed quite a few people, and you can leave the meat cooking all day while you tend to other dishes like a side of Spanish Rice.
This recipe calls for citrus, oregano, bay leaves and even a cinnamon stick that adds a unique tasty flavor. Sounds different, but it’s super flavorful! Trust me, you’ll be going back for second and third servings!