Have a long day coming up? Won’t feel like cooking? This was the perfect recipe for that sort of thing: Slow Cooked Carnitas Tacos (shredded pork tacos.) It doesn’t get any easier than this. And before you turn up your nose at a crockpot recipe, you should know that this comes from a recent issue of Bon Appetit. Yes, it appears that even the folks at BA see the importance of having some simple slow-cooker recipes at hand. That being said, the crockpot in our house only makes an appearance about three times a year (and one of those is just to keep a big pot of chili heated during a football party.) I just haven’t had a whole lot of success in finding slow-cooker recipes that are worth repeating.
Here’s one that’s worth repeating!!
The recipe instructs that the pork sit in its slow-cooking state for 6 hours with only salt, pepper, oregano and onion. After trimming a bit of fat off of the boneless pork ribs that I picked up from Costco, I left them slow cooking all day (10 hours) and the pork turned out perfect… moist and easy-to-shred.
Our family LOOOOOVED these tacos. We put them together with low carb tortillas, green chile salsa, light sour cream, cilantro and red bell pepper. I looked all over the place for avocados but for some reason they were all hard-as-a-rock (not so good for eating.) Next time I would add some velvety slices of fresh (ripe) avocado. We also tried mango salsa, and that was good w/ the pork too. Add some juicy slices of watermelon and you’ve got yourself a nice, summery Mexican meal.
This recipe can be found here: Slow Cooked Carnitas Tacos