We love tacos of any kind. Really, anything that can be rolled in a tortilla is a winner around here. And if it can be made in the slow cooker, that’s a double bonus.
These Pork Carnitas in the slow cooker were such a big hit that I know they’ll be served often. It takes less than 5 minutes to put the ingredients in the crock pot. Perfect for a busy morning. The meat can handle an all day cooking, so they’re great for long, busy days too.
I know these are not authentic. Frankly, authenticity is the last thing on my mind at 8am when I’m loading up the crock pot for dinner. I bet most of you agree with that. Once the lid is closed and the dial is turned on, I could do a Mexican Hat Dance around the kitchen I’m so happy to have dinner “done”.
Other than the pork, you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen now. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 1/2 lbs. boneless pork chops, pork roast or tenderloin
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 Tbs. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 cup taco sauce
- Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
- Shred meat with a fork.
- Serve in tortillas with cheese, lettuce and other toppings that you like.
These are wonderful served with lettuce, chopped onion,cilantro and shredded Jack cheese.
I’ve entered this recipe in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen Ultimate Weeknight Meal contest.