Monday, April 2, 2012

Slow Cooker Pork Carnita Tacos

It's warming up outside, so here's a yummy one that doesn't heat up the kitchen!  The pork's tender, juicy and flavorful and the leftovers would make a great pulled pork sandwich.  Enjoy :)

2 to 2 ½ lbs pork shoulder or Boston butt roast, cut into 5 or 6 small pieces
1-2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1 onion, cut into chunks
3 garlic cloves, whole
Tomatillo salsa (or any salsa you like)
Corn or Flour tortillas
1 avocado, sliced
Fresh cilantro

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, salsa, avocados and cilantro.

1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

These sounds delicious. Thank you.