Delicious carnitas tacos made easy in your slow cooker! Top it with homemade red chili salsa and fresh onion and cilantro for a super simple yet mouth-watering meal!
Is anything sexier than a man holding a plate of carnitas tacos? Sure: A man consuming a 4-person portion of said carnitas tacos, complete with all the taco accouterments.
The gist of this recipe is carnitas-made-easy. Simply rub your porky meat in spices, put it in the crock, pour in a little something special (beer)… Boom!: Dinner. You’ll walk in the door eight hours later to carnitas aroma, which in my opinion should be bottled up and sold on the mass market as an air freshener. After slow cooking the meat, I simply shred it with a fork (it should fall apart super easily), then toss the meat in a skillet to crisp it up just before tossing it on top of tortillas and dousing it with salsa.
Speaking of salsa…this homemade red chili salsa sets your mouth a-fire. Yow-we! It burns so good.
In real life, which is not to be confused with photography life, a carnitas plate looks nothing like the one I’m showing you. It has three times the meat, 4 times the salsa, 2 times the tortillas, an avocado’s worth of guacamole, saffron rice, pinto beans and shredded jack cheese. In real life, that plate is chock full of succulent shredded pork, plus anything that could go with said meat, and bears no resemblance to an actual taco…
…But for picture purposes, this:
When made in your slow cooker, pork carnitas are fall-off-the-bone delicious. Mounds of rice, beans, cheese and guacamole to go along with your tacos makes for a super filling and satisfying meal to put you in a taco coma for days.
Celebrate life…five carnitas tacos at a time