Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos
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Serves: 18 to 24
  • 4-5 lbs. pork shoulder/pork butt, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 large yellow or red onion, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, sliced
  • ½ bottle (6 oz.) of your favorite beer (stock can be substituted if desired)
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 18 to 24 TortillaLand® Flour Tortillas, cooked according to package instructions
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. ancho chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder, or to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Avocado, pitted and chopped
  • Fresh jalapeno
  • Fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Black beans (I used canned to keep it easy and then rinsed and drained them)
  • Sour cream
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  1. Place a slow cooker liner in the bowl of the slow cooker or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper slices to the bottom of the bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the spice rub and mix to combine.
  4. Massage the spice rub evenly over all sides of the pork and then transfer to the slow cooker.
  5. Add beer, orange juice, liquid smoke and tomato paste to the slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours or until the pork literally falls apart and easily shreds with a fork.
  7. Remove the lid of the slow cooker and shred the pork with a couple of forks, Stir to combine with the juices.
  8. Leaving the lid off of the slow cooker, turn it up to high and let cook for 20-30 minutes to let all the flavors come together.
  9. Serve warm wrapped up in freshly cooked TortillaLand® tortillas and the toppings you desire. Enjoy!!
Recipe by Becky's Best Bites at https://beckysbestbites.com/easy-slow-cooker-pork-carnitas-tacos/