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Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Lil' Luna
Tender pulled pork makes up these delicious carnitas tacos! These tacos are super flavorful and really easy to make for dinner with the help of a crock pot.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 225 kcal


  • 4 lb pork butt boneless, skinless
  • 2 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno deseeded, chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Tortillas corn or flour
  • toppings

Rub Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl and sit aside.
  • Dry pork butt and rub garlic salt and pepper all over it. Put rub ingredients on pork butt and place in slow cooker, with the fat side up.
  • Add minced garlic, onion and jalapeno and top with lime and orange juices.
  • Cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 9-10 hours.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes before shredding making sure to discard any big chunks of fat.
  • Add to warmed tortillas and add any toppings desired (pico, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, etc.)


Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 29gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 488mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Carnitas Tacos
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