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These slow cooker pork carnitas tacos are delicious! We made them when we had company over and we had to keep heating up more and more tortillas because everyone wanted more. Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing recipe using Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork!
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If you are a long time follower of my blog, then you probably have realized that I talk a lot of about my grandma. It is very easy to explain why – she was one of the most influential people in my life when I was growing up and she taught me most of what I know today about cooking – including how to make these delicious pork carnitas tacos. When I was growing up, we didn’t have access to electric slow cookers, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t cook things slow! The difference is that we had to cook these in a large pot during the whole day instead of just plugging in a slow cooker and letting it go. That said, now that we have the convenience of a slow cooker, I love using it!
My grandma taught me so many tips and tricks to make food taste better and nearly every recipe I know, I learned from her. Even though my grandma taught me a lot about food, she also taught me something more important – to be kind, compassionate and to care about others. My grandma was always willing to help anyone in need. There were times where other people in my town didn’t have food, and she would sacrifice her time and effort to make more so that they could eat too. Everyone knew that there would always be a fresh, hot, and delicious meal at my grandma’s house.
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These slow cooker pork carnitas tacos will take you about 15-20 minutes to prepare, and then they will need to cook in your slow cooker for at least 4 hours before taking them out and serving them with tortillas, cilantro, and fresh salsa.
To make them, I recommend using Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork Shoulder Picnic. I purchased this at Walmart, and I have to say, the pork carnitas turned out even more amazing than normal this time! One thing that I love about Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork is that it is naturally tender and juicy and has no added steroids, hormones, or artificial flavors! It is perfect for making delicious meals when you are entertaining, or any time that you need something delicious in a hurry. I also love that Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork is raised in the USA. Check out the video below for another great recipe using Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops.
If you have never had pork carnitas, then you are going to want to try these. Because of how the pork is cooked, it is extremely juicy and tender, and has an unmistakable flavor. Some of the ingredients that you will need are oranges, cola, fresh herbs and spices, and of course Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork.
You will start by cutting the pork into smaller pieces and searing on a hot pan before adding to the slow cooker to finish cooking with the rest of the ingredients.
After it is done cooking, you will give it a rough shred before serving it as tacos. Don’t be surprised if there are no leftovers – trust me, everyone is going to be asking for more!