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I was looking for an easy carnitas recipe and found this authentic version on the website Isabel Eats – I’m partial to that name so I had to try it!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
For Carnitas
  • 2½ pounds pork shoulder (also known as 'pork butt')
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
For Tacos
  • corn tortillas
  • slices of avocado
  • cilantro, roughly chopped
  • red onion, diced
  • slices of lime
  1. Cut pork should into large 3-4 inch chunks, removing any excess fat.
  2. Place pork in slow cooker.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in slow cooker.
  4. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until very tender.
  6. When tender, pull apart with a fork.
  7. Serve on warm corn tortillas and top with onions, cilantro, avocado slices and lime juice.