Carnitas Tacos

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A Mexican-style pork taco recipe flavored with orange juice and spices, then topped with pico de gallo

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, excess fat removed, cut into large pieces
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons Hunt's® Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon ground ancho chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning blend
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inch), warmed

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  1. Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place pork in slow cooker. Stir together orange juice, tomato paste, chile pepper and adobo seasoning in small bowl. Pour mixture over pork. Cover; cook on LOW 8 hours or on HIGH 4 hours or until pork is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine drained tomatoes, onion and cilantro in small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  3. Remove pork from slow cooker; pull into shreds with 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker; stir to combine with sauce.
  4. Divide pork evenly between tortillas. Top each with tomato mixture.
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Cheryl February 20, 2017

This is amazing... on our meal rotation every other week. Could not find Ancho chili so I substituted Mexican chili powder. We do them with just meat and salsa but I bet cheese and cream would make it even better.

Shelley Wuerthner February 02, 2017

This dish was delicious and super easy to make. Living in a small community the ground ancho chili pepper and adobo seasoning blend were tough to find but found it at Kroger. Our local store only had 4 pound roasts but that just meant plenty of leftovers or some to freeze for another day. We added cheese and sour cream to ours and that was just the finishing touch needed. Will definitely make this again!

Sheila September 25, 2013

So easy to make - used a crock pot liner, threw everything in - super tender - this is a winner - whole family ate tacos and loved them - with liner I had easy clean up -