Carnitas Tacos Recipe
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Carnitas Tacos Recipe

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The house smells fantastic all day when I'm making this slow-cooked recipe. The tacos have so much flavor, you'd never guess they use just five ingredients. I love that they're ready when you need them at the end of the day. —Mary Wood, Maize, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 taco (calculated without sour cream) equals 414 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 789 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut roast in half; place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Pour tomatoes over top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat from slow cooker; shred with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Return meat to slow cooker; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup on each tortilla; top with cheese. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Carnitas Tacos in Simple & Delicious April/May 2012, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 taco (calculated without sour cream) equals 414 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 789 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Carnitas Tacos

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Excellent Mexican dish. My family loved it!!! So easy to make in the slow cooker. Put all ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and then when you get home from work, the house smells wonderful and you have a great meal. This also requires very few ingredients. Delicious!"

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"AND my husband reminded me about the available leftovers, as in, "Is there any of that pork stuff left?" which happens almost never, so this is HIS 5-star rating!"

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"YEE HAH this was good! I also don't know how you'd skim the fat - it all looked the same in my crockpot so I didn't bother with that part. Used hot and spicy taco seasoning, excellent. Served with cojita cheese, sour cream and salsa verde in hard taco shells for DH and soft for me. We loved this!"

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"I never smelled anything as good as this while it was cooking. It was simple to make, and delicious! This will become a regular in my menu rotation."

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Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"This recipe was made as stated and was so very good! I never did figure out how to skim the fat from the juices but it was still good!"

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