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Slow Cooker Carnitas Street Tacos

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time8 hrsTotal Time8 hrs 20 mins

Slow Cooker Carnitas Street Tacos – like from your favorite taco truck! Pork carnitas cooked in the crockpot and piled on corn tortillas with diced onion and cilantro.

 1 tablespoon chili powder
 1 teaspoon cumin
 1 teaspoon garlic powder
 1 teaspoon dried oregano
 1 teaspoon salt
 ½ teaspoon black pepper
 1 tablespoons olive oil
 1 5 - 6 pound pork loin
 1 orange, cut into quarters
 1 white onion, cut into quarters
 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
 1 lime, plus more for servings
 20 street taco size corn tortillas, for serving
 Diced white onion and cilantro, optional, for serving

In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper.


Pat the pork loin dry and rub with the spice mixture.


Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Brown the pork loin on all sides and transfer to slow cooker.


Scatter quartered orange and onion around the pork loin and pour chicken broth over top. Cook on low for 7 - 8 hours or high for 5 - 6 hours.


Remove pork and use 2 forks to shred the meat. Save the broth if you plan to crisp the pork.


Optional: before serving, crisp the pork under the broiler until the edges just begin to crisp.


Remove from oven and add about ¼ cup of the reserved broth; stir. Place back under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the edges are crisp.


To assemble street tacos, toast the tortillas in a dry skillet or on a grill. Stack 2 corn tortillas and spoon the shredded pork on top.


Top with white onion and cilantro, if desired. Serve hot.


If at any point the carnitas feel dry, toss it with some of the cooking broth! It will add moisture and flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g42%

Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 218mg73%
Sodium 423mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%

Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 76g152%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.