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Crockpot Pork Carnitas Tacos

These Crockpot Pork Carnitas Tacos are an easy and flavorful weeknight dinner recipe. Pair with mango avocado salsa for the perfect finish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Crockpot Pork Tacos, Easy Crockpot Carnitas, Pork Carnitas Tacos
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Caitlyn Erhardt

Ingredients

  • 3 Lbs Pork Butt
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 5 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Jalapeno Minced-Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice

For Serving

  • 12 Corn or Flour Taco Tortillas
  • Mango Avocado Salsa Optional
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • White Onion Diced

Instructions

  • Chop the pork butt or shoulder into 6 large chunks. Place all ingredients into a crockpot and cook on high for 6 hours, or low for 8 hours. The meat should be extremely tender and falling apart when finished. Once finished, remove and shred.  
  • Place shredded meat on a cookie sheet and broil for 5-10 minutes on high until the meat is crispy and browned. 
  • To serve place meat onto a tortilla and top with Mango Avocado Salsa, cilantro and cheese. Enjoy!
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Notes

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Pork Carnitas Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 Taco)
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.8g15%
Saturated Fat 3.6g23%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 550mg24%
Potassium 493mg14%
Carbohydrates 27.2g9%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 2.4g3%
Protein 39.7g79%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Information does not include Mango Lime Salsa. Please see recipe notes for the Mango Lime Salsa recipe for details.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1Taco | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.2g | Protein: 39.7g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2.4g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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