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Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and flavorful meal to serve your family or guests? Look no further than Pork Carnitas Tacos! This traditional Mexican dish features slow-cooked pork shoulder seasoned with a blend of spices, then shredded and served in warm tortillas with your favorite toppings. In this recipe, we will guide you through the process of making mouthwatering Pork Carnitas Tacos that will have everyone coming back for seconds.


This recipe serves 6-8 people and takes approximately 4-6 hours to prepare and cook. The pork shoulder is slow-cooked at a low temperature to ensure it becomes tender and flavorful. The shredded pork is then served in warm tortillas with diced onions, cilantro, salsa, and any other toppings you desire.


  • 3-4 lbs pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Warm tortillas
  • Toppings: diced onions, cilantro, salsa, lime wedges


  1. Season the pork shoulder with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and oregano.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Sear the pork shoulder on all sides until browned, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the pork shoulder to a slow cooker and add chopped onion, minced garlic, and chicken broth.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours until the pork is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  6. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the shredded pork.
  8. Cook the pork in the skillet until it becomes crispy and caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.
  9. Serve the pork carnitas in warm tortillas with diced onions, cilantro, salsa, and any other toppings you desire.


With its tender and flavorful pork, crispy edges, and delicious toppings, Pork Carnitas Tacos are sure to be a hit at your next meal. This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd or enjoying a cozy dinner at home. So gather your ingredients, follow our step-by-step instructions, and get ready to savor the mouthwatering flavors of Pork Carnitas Tacos!

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