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Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas Tacos

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Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas Tacos

Ingredients

  • 2-½ pounds Pork Shoulder Roast, Boneless
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ whole Onion, Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 whole Limes, Juiced
  • 1 whole Orange, Juiced
  • 1-½ cup Water
  • To Assemble: Warm Corn Or Flour Tortillas, Mango Salsa, Pico De Gallo, Hot Sauce, Sour Cream Or Greek Yogurt, Shredded Lettuce, Diced Onion And Shredded Cheese

Preparation

In a large pot or crockpot off the heat add the pork roast. Sprinkle with the oil, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder and sea salt. Rub seasoning into meat on all sides.

Add onion, garlic, lime juice, orange juice and water.

Cover the pot. If cooking on top of the stove turn heat to low and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 1/2-3 hours. Or in the crockpot cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours or until fork tender. Flip roast over half way through baking.

Use 2 forks to shred pork.

Serve shredded pork in tortillas topped with desired toppings.

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