Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
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This was delicious! I cooked it on high for 3 hours and the meat was perfect. I will admit, since I was running late getting it put together, I omitted the chopped onion and pepper (I added minced onion, I didn't measure it, I just sprinkled a generous amount on top of the meat). I also omitted the apricots cuz it sounded odd to me and used a generous helping of garlic powder in place of the garlic cloves (again, I was in a hurry!). I used all the other seasonings in the listed amounts.
Followed the recipe exactly except after reading other reviews I used a pork butt, these were excellent, wouldn't change anything else Thanks for sharing!!
Traditionally, carnitas (pork) tacos are made with corn tortillas and pork loin is not used because it has no fat. Flour tortillas are used in Texas for tacos, however. This is odd to me as most Northern Mexican and Californian tacos use corn tortillas. We get just a plain pork roast of any kind (except loin) and pressure cook it for about an hour depending on size with no fruit or spices or I use my French oven and cook for an hour and a half depending on the size of the roast. Pork is delicious on its own and needs very little dressing up.One wants the picnic type of roast because of the fat. (Pork is already low in fat, half the fat of beef). When the roast is done, it is pulled apart (pulled pork) and fried or put under the broiler for a couple of minutes. Thus, the pork comes out crispy and delicious. Sometimes we don't crisp it.I, too, do not see crock cooking cubed pork for 4 to 5 hours on high. That is way too long and the meat can come out mushy and mealy.I do, however, like the veggie and fruit additions but we serve our carnitas tacos in a traditional manner with pico de gallo although I love the chile verde suggestion which is way better than using a red chile sauce. Chile verde lets the delicious pork flavor shine through.Although this is not traditional for us, it looks very good cooked for less time so I am giving it 4 stars.
Whole family loved it. The taste probably has a lot to do with the quality of the salsa used.
I'm not sure where all the 5 star reviews came from. I didn't find this recipe very appealing. It wasn't bad, but it didn't provide a wow factor either. I won't be making this again.
This was very good tasting. I could see using this for Panini's or like Cuban sandwiches
Especially enjoyed the change of pace with the salsa verde. Apricots didn't over-sweeten it as I was afraid.
Simple, quick, and inexpensive. My whole family likes. We have not tried it with the apricots.
This is nice and wonderful.