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24 INGREDIENTS 12 STEPS 15hr 45min

Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

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These slow-cooked Mexican pork carnitas tacos are juicy, mouthwatering, and full of texture. Serve with a dollop of salsa verde and some quick pickled onions for a flavorful fiesta worth the wait. Who needs Taco Tuesdays when you can have them any day?
Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos Recipe | SideChef
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These slow-cooked Mexican pork carnitas tacos are juicy, mouthwatering, and full of texture. Serve with a dollop of salsa verde and some quick pickled onions for a flavorful fiesta worth the wait. Who needs Taco Tuesdays when you can have them any day?
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15hr 45min
Total Time
7hr 45min
Active Time
$3.09
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC

Carnitas Marinade

2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
or granulated Panela
1 tsp
1/4 cup

For Cooking

1
Dried Pasilla Chile Pepper
rehydrated, slice in half lengthwise
4 cloves
Garlic , crushed
1
Small Yellow Onion , sliced
1
Cinnamon Stick
1/2 Tbsp
Ground Annatto
1 tsp
1 tsp
Ground Coriander
1/4 cup
Vegetable Broth

For Assembling the Tacos

1
Red Onion , thinly sliced
1 bunch
Fresh Cilantro , roughly chopped
to taste
Salsa Verde
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
444
FAT
19.9 g
PROTEIN
31.0 g
CARBS
34.2 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
Step 2
In a small bowl, mix the Brown Sugar (2 Tbsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) , Lime Juice (1/4 cup) , and Orange Juice (1/4 cup) with the Boneless Pork Shoulder (2 lb) . Cover and marinate overnight, or up to 24 hours.
Step 3
Discard marinade and place the pork shoulder in the dutch oven.
Step 4
Add the Dried Pasilla Chile Pepper (1) , Garlic (4 cloves) , Yellow Onion (1) , Bay Leaves (2) , Cinnamon Stick (1) , Ground Annatto (1/2 Tbsp) , Dried Oregano (1 tsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , Black Peppercorns (1 tsp) , Ground Coriander (1 tsp) , Vegetable Broth (1/4 cup) , Lime Juice (2 Tbsp) , and Orange Juice (2 Tbsp) to the dutch oven. Toss to combine.
Step 5
Slow-cook in the oven for 7-8 hours at 200 degrees F (93 degrees C), or until meat is tender.
Step 6
Remove Pork shoulder from the dutch oven. Shred pork shoulder using a fork or by hand.
Step 7
Strain cooking liquid through a sieve to remove any solids, but reserve the liquid.
Step 8
Add 2/3 cup cooking liquid over meat. Toss to combine.
Step 9
In batches, transfer shredded meat to a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Without touching the meat, cook until the underside is browned, about 5 minutes. Toss to continue cooking, until some edges start to crisp up, about another 5 minutes, toss occasionally.
Step 10
Turn off the heat, add 4 tbsp more cooking liquid to the pan, mix evenly.
Step 11
In a bowl, drizzle juice from the Lime (1) over the Red Onion (1) to make a quick pickle.
Step 12
Serve carnitas on Yellow Corn Tortillas (12) , top with Salsa Verde (to taste) , pickled onions, and Fresh Cilantro (1 bunch) .

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
444
% Daily Value*
Fat
19.9 g
26%
Saturated Fat
6.8 g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
107.4 mg
36%
Carbohydrates
34.2 g
12%
Fiber
3.4 g
12%
Sugars
9.9 g
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Protein
31.0 g
62%
Sodium
928.1 mg
40%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
166.7 mg
13%
Iron
2.7 mg
15%
Potassium
80.6 mg
2%
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