I liked pork tacos , i think they’re yummy , but i never made them myself . Until the other day i decided to try it , but i knew that carnitas was supposed to be deep fried in lard , that’s the authentic way to make pork tacos i guess . But i just can’t imagine myself deep frying pork , pork is already fatty enough and deep frying them ? Even though i know it probably will be great tasting .. but i chose the alternative . I put the pork in the slow cooker 🙂 easy and surprisingly delicious and moist !!
4 lbs of pork shoulder / pork butt or pork rib eye texas style , cut into chunks
2 bay leaves
Place the bay leaves on the bottom of the slow cooker , and then mix these spices for the rub
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
- 1teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Then sprinkle the pork with the rub , and mix well until everything is well coated , and then place the pork into the slow cooker . Slowly , add 1.5 cups of chicken broth .
Cook for about 6-7 hours on low . Once it’s done , take them out , shred the pork , and place them in a oven safe dish , preheat the oven to 400 F , and place the pork in the oven for about 25 minutes .
You can serve this as burrito bowl by placing rice on the bowl or plate , add shredded pork on top , then add the black beans , pico de gallo , salsa and guacamole .
For Guacamole recipe :
1 avocado , mashed
juice from lime , just a little bit , so t hat avocado doesn’t turn brown
1/4-1/2 tsp. salt ,
onion , chopped
1/2 roma tomato , chopped
cilantro , chopped
1 garlic cloves , minced
Mix all together and refrigerate for at least an hour .
For home made salsa , you need : (if you buy store bought , skip this step )
1-28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes
bunch of fresh cilantro
1/2 cup of onion
1/2 cup of red onion
2 cloves of garlic
salt , pepper
2 tsp. of cumin
little sugar if it’s too sour
Mix these ingredients together in food processor .
For pico de gallo recipe click here
You can also make tacos out of it too , just instead of rice , get a tortilla shell , and assemble your tacos .