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Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe

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Traci Giuliano


2.3-3 lbs pork shoulder Boston butt roast or "pork carnitas", cut into 5-6 small pieces (Trim a little excess fat, but not all; it's easy to pull out fat when shredding pork)
3 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
tsp ground cumin
1 medium to large onion, cut into 6-8 chunks
3 whole garlic cloves
1 pkg corn tortillas (we prefer small size)
Sliced avocado
Fresh cilantro (optional)

For Sauce: (2 options)
1. Tomatillo salsa (jar from Trader Joes)
2. Cuban "mojo" sauce
- c fresh orange juice
- c olive oil
- c white vinegar
-3 cloves minced garlic
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
-1 tsp oregano
- tsp cumin

**easiest to prep the night before, store in fridge, and start slow cooker the next morning.

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

2. Put onion and garlic on top of pork

3. Slow cook on low for 6-8 hours (7 hours works great) or until meat is falling apart

4. When done, discard the onion and garlic. Drain the meat and shred with forks

5. Serve warm on tortillas with avocado, optional cilantro, and either sauce

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30 min prep; 6-8 hrs cooking




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