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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos

This slow cooker pork carnitas recipes is perfect for making some delicious tacos that your guests will keep coming back for!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 Pork Shoulder
  • 1 Cup of Cola Soft Drink
  • 2 Oranges - you will need the juice and the peels
  • 1 cup of pork lard or 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt to taste


  • Cut the Pork Shoulder into smaller chunks
  • Season the pork with Salt, Pepper and Oregano, and fry in the lard or coconut oil.
  • Add the pork and the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours
  • After four hours, remove from the slow cooker and roughly shred the pork - you will want somewhat larger pieces and return to the slow cooker.
  • Serve over corn tortillas with cilantro, fresh salsa, and lemon juice.
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