Mexican pulled pork (carnitas) and tacos

Mexican pulled pork (carnitas) and tacos

I particularly like to cook meat for a long time in a slow cooker. I don’t have a top-of-the-range appliance, but I already really appreciate not having to do anything to obtain the tender meat you want. Sure, pulled pork, understand pulled pork, is particularly suitable for this type of cooking. I recently saw that this preparation is found in hypermarkets. It’s so simple and economical to do it yourself, that it would be a shame to buy it ready-made. And it’s definitely much better.

I had the idea of ​​making tacos from my shredded meat. A little tour on the internet allowed me to discover a Mexican preparation, carnitas, which is served on tacos. I absolutely had to try it.
I knew in advance that I was going to enjoy myself.

Tacos are a convivial dish, perfect for a family lunch or dinner with friends. Of course, fans will accompany them with a small beer.

Mexican pulled pork (carnitas) and tacos:

(According to Recipes Tin Eats)

1 large roll of pork
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked pepper flakes
150ml orange juice
1 onion
1 red pepper
3 cloves of garlic
salt pepper

Mix oregano, oil, cumin and smoked pepper.
Coat the roll with this mixture.

In the slow cooker, put the orange juice, the onion cut in 4, the crushed garlic cloves, the pepper cut in half without the seeds, salt and pepper. To mix together.
Drop the wheel.

Close the slow cooker and set for about 8 hours on slow.
Turn the meat after 2 to 3 hours.

Mexican pulled pork (carnitas) and tacos

At the end of this time, the meat should come off very easily and fray.
Remove it from the slow cooker and shred it.
If necessary, let the juice simmer, without a lid to let it reduce a little.

Mexican pulled pork (carnitas) and tacos


1 package of small tortillas
Red onion
lime juice…

Heat a little oil in a pan.

Add the shredded meat and let it brown over high heat.
Add a ladle of cooking juices.
It’s ready when the juice has evaporated and the meat is lightly browned on the underside. It is not necessary to stir it.
All the meat may not be necessary, otherwise proceed in 2 or 3 batches.

Bring the meat to the table with different accompaniments.
Everyone uses it as they wish.

Mexican pulled pork (carnitas) and tacos

To finish: I would have liked to cook a roundel with a label, but unfortunately I couldn’t find one. That’s a shame.

The cooking can possibly be done in the oven, by placing the meat in a closed casserole dish and setting it at around 130 C°, for 3 to 4 hours. As I have not tested, I advise you to watch the cooking and if necessary add a little water.

For the tacos, you could also add sautéed kidney beans with a little garlic. How about grated cheese…
It is a very easily adaptable preparation.

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