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How To Make Pork Carnitas Tacos

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These pork carnitas tacos are slow-cooked and soft. Eat them with some soft flatbread and you have an amazing taco dinner!

Tender carnitas tenderloin tacos side II

This is one of those set-and-forget recipes. I made it within my Dutch oven but if you own a slow cooker or Crock-Pot you can make this recipe as well. Are you ready to see how you can make this Mexican pork carnitas recipe? Let’s get started!

The easiest slow cooked pork carnitas that you can make in Crock pot or oven. Eat with a corn taco or soft tortilla. Visit thetortiliachannel.com for the full recipe and video

Soft Carnitas Recipe

This is such an easy recipe you will not believe it. If you have a slow cooker you can turn put this together in the morning and have tender pork loin in the evening.

But if you do not own a slow cooker, you can easily simulate a slow cooker using your oven. It will take less time but the result is about the same.

Soft, tender, shredded, pork loin carnitas tacos.

Who doesn’t want a recipe that doesn’t require your attention while you go about:

  • cleaning the house,
  • read a book,
  • sip a glass of wine,
  • run after your children or husband or both

Still, you will be able to put a splendid dish on the table. This is also a great recipe for a dinner party.

Because while dinner is cooking you have time to make the house presentable and wow your guests with this fancy dinner.

They will love your pork carnitas slow cooker recipe I promise. You can take two forks and pull them apart.

Eat them with these soft vegan flatbreads because they go with just about everything. They make every dish taste better just like these tenderloin pork carnitas tacos.

The easiest slow cooked pork carnitas that you can make in Crock pot or oven. Eat with a corn taco or soft tortilla. Visit thetortiliachannel.com for the full recipe and video

Pork Carnitas Ingredients

To make this pork carnitas recipe you need quite a list of ingredients. Make sure you get the following ingredients from the store:

  • Pork tenderloin
  • Soft vegan flatbread or regular tacos
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange juice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Stock cub
  • Soy sauce
  • Bell pepper

Tender carnitas tenderloin tacos ingredients

How To Make Pork Carnitas

Start with a good piece of tenderloin of about 300 grams and cut it into three equal parts. To give the tenderloin some spice add cumin and oregano and rub them on the tenderloin.

Put the pork in a slow cooker or Dutch oven and add:

  • chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic (whole)
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of orange juice
  • 1 beef stock cube crumbled
  • 4 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1½ cup of water

Prepare Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Cooking this recipe in a slow cooker or Instant Pot you have two options. You can set it to:

  • HIGH and put the slow cooker on 3 HOURS
  • LOW and put the slow cooker on 6 HOURS

Prepare Pork Carnitas In The Oven

Preheat your oven to 450℉/220℃ and cook the carnitas for 60 minutes. Make sure you close the lid of your Dutch oven so the water in the recipe will not evaporate but stays in the pan.

This will help to get tender pork instead of dried-out meat. While the pork tenderloin is cooking boil some potatoes with skin and bake in a frying pan.

If you like green beans you can cook these as well.

Take tenderloin out of the slow cooker or oven. Shred the pork using two forks. Then heat a skillet on the stove.

A normal frying pan will work but I recommend a skillet. Sear the shredded carnitas in the skillet so they can get nice and crispy.

Add the shredded tenderloin to the skillet and add some gravy. Sear the pork on high heat.

Now it is time to plate it up! Put the potatoes on the plate, and add the green beans. Take a soft vegan flatbread (wrap in aluminum foil and warm for 5 minutes) or a crispy corn taco.

Take a nice helping of pork and decorate with some thin sliced red bell peppers. Your slow cooker pork tacos are ready to serve.

The easiest slow cooked pork carnitas that you can make in Crock pot or oven. Eat with a corn taco or soft tortilla. Visit thetortiliachannel.com for the full recipe and video

More Tasty Taco And Fajita Recipes

If you like tacos then have a look at these other taco and fajita recipes as well:

See How To Make Pork Carnitas

Want to see how to make pork carnitas tacos? Watch the video instructions video so you can follow along.

It will show you how easy it is to make carnitas tacos from scratch.

 

I hope you enjoyed this pork carnitas recipe!

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Tender carnitas tenderloin tacos side II

Pork carnitas tacos

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes

Looking for an easy pork carnitas tacos recipe? Slow cooker pork carnitas served with soft flatbread tacos. Simple, easy and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 300 g tenderloin
  • 4 soft vegan flatbread or regular tacos
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of orange juice
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small beef stock cube crumbled
  • 4 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1½ cup of water
  • ½ finely sliced bell pepper for decorating

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven at 425℉ / 220°C
  2. Cut tenderloin in three equal parts and season with cumin and oregano
  3. Put in ceramic pan or Dutch oven
  4. Add lemon juice, orange juice, chopped onion, garlic, stock cube, soy sauce and water
  5. Put in the oven an cook for 60 minutes
  6. Check half way through, turn tenderloin and add some water to keep it covered
  7. Take tenderloin and shred
  8. Heat a skillet and pan fry the carnitas and add 4 to 5 tbsp of gravy to make the meat crispy
  9. Warm the soft flat wrapped in aluminium foil in the oven
  10. Plate the taco and decorate with some red bell peppers and gravy

Nutrition facts

Calories: 566; Fat: 19.8g; Carbs: 44g; Protein: 51.7g;

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