Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

Polly made this recently and it looked soooo good. Her original recipe is here. I was looking for something to make in the Slow Cooker this weekend and this sounded perfect. I made a few changes to the original. I hope you enjoy it.

Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

2 lbs. of boneless country-style pork ribs cut into 1 ½ inch cubes

3 Tbsp Carne Guisada seasoning

1/2 large onion, cut into 4 pieces

1 jalapeno, diced

1 avocado, halved, pitted, sliced

fresh cilantro sprigs

1 small package of queso fresco cheese, crumbled

whole wheat tortillas


Toss pork into a Ziploc bag and add seasoning. Shake bag until meat is completely covered & add to slow cooker. Place onion pieces on top of pork. Cover slow cooker and cook pork on low setting until meat is very tender and falling apart, about 6 hours. When you have about an hour of cooking left, add diced jalapeno & stir.


The pork should shred easily with a spoon while still in the slow cooker. Heat tortillas. Sprinkle crumbled cheese in tortilla, place shredded meat on top. Top with avocado & cilantro.



1 comment:

  1. Great idea this. It is always difficult to thin of varied things to cook especially for a hungry family and some of the ideas here and elsewhere on your site have given me some great ideas so thak you!