Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

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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.


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