Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

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Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
6 hrs

This is a gem of a recipe I found in the April 2008 issue of bon appetit magazine. I haven't tried it yet but will very soon.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toss pork in bowl of slow cooker with salt, black pepper, and dried oregano to coat.
  2. Placed onion atop pork.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook pork on low setting until meat is very tender and falling apart, about 6 hours.
  4. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to cutting board.
  5. Discard onion pieces.
  6. Using fingers or fork, shred pork.
  7. Transfer carnitas to platter.
  8. Place avocado slices, cilantro sprigs, and sliced red bell pepper, if desired, alongside.
  9. Wrap corn tortillas in damp kitchen towel; microwave until warm, about one minute.
  10. Serve carnitas with warm tortillas and tomatillo salsa.