If you don’t have a slow cooker I think this recipe alone is worth the $25 or $30 investment (we use this basic, inexpensive slow cooker). We have tested these pork tacos on quite a lot of people (including our dinner club guests), and it gets rave reviews every time! I’ve also already shared another slow cooker favorite of ours “The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot,” which can easily be turned into overnight homemade chicken stock. There is no better way than a slow cooker to make inexpensive cuts of meat delish.
Pork Carnitas Tacos
- 2 lbs pork shoulder - (or Boston butt roast) cut into 5 or 6 small pieces (in Charlotte we use pork from Grateful Growers Farm, which is sold at the Matthews Farmers’ Market and Hillbilly Produce)
- 3 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 onion - cut into 6 or 8 chunks
- 3 cloves garlic - whole
- 1 recipe salsa - Tomatillo (Link in notes. Use this recipe or can be purchased at Trader Joe’s, though theirs is a bit salty)
- 1 ½ recipe corn tortillas - See recipe link in notes
- 2 avocados - sliced
Mix together oregano, pepper, salt, and cumin and rub on outside of pork pieces in bottom of slow cooker.
Throw onion and garlic on top of pork.
Slow cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or until meat is falling apart.
When finished discard the onion and garlic. Drain meat and shred with a fork.
Serve warm with tortillas, tomatillo salsa, avocados and cilantro.