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Carnitas taco
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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas tacos are full of flavor and easy to make. Tender meat slow cooked for hours, then broiled to crispy, delicious goodness. Add salsa and enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 4 mins
Total Time4 hrs 14 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8



  • Place everything in the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker on high for 4 hours, or low on 8 hours.
  • Note: You can substitute the water and bouillon for 1 cup chicken broth.
  • When done, remove the meat from the slow cooker.
  • Let cool slightly.
  • Chop the meat into tiny pieces.
  • Spread meat evenly on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Put under the broiler for 3-4 minutes, or until meat is crispy.
  • Be careful not to burn.
  • Serve with lime wedges, chiles toreados, warm tortillas, and salsa.
  • Enjoy!


Instant Pot, Stovetop, and Oven instructions in the blog post.