Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

Do you stress over dinner because it becomes an unhealthy mistake? The solution could be as simple as blowing the dust off your slow cooker. Tanya Steel, Editor-in-Chief of and, has designed this delicious, nutritious and easy dinner. With just 5 minutes of prep time, all you have to do is turn on the slow cooker before you leave the house and come home to an amazing meal!

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Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 2 lbs boneless country style pork ribs, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 large onion, cute into 4 pieces
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted and sliced
  • fresh cilantro sprigs
  • sliced red bell peppers (optional)
  • corn tortillas
  • roasted tomatillo salsa


Toss pork into the bowl of slow cooker with salt, black pepper, and dried oregano to coat. Place onion pieces atop pork. Cover slow cooker and cook pork on low setting until meat is very tender and is falling apart, about 6 hours. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to cutting board. Discard onion pieces. Using fingers, shred pork and transfer carnitas to platter. Place avocado slices, cilantro sprigs, and sliced red bell peppers, if desired, alongside. Wrap corn tortillas in damp kitchen towel and microwave until warm, about 1 minute. Serve carnitas with warm tortillas and tomatillo salsa.