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Pulled Pork Tacos
Pulled Pork Tacos | Slow-Cooker Carnitas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 10 mins

Flavorful and juicy Slow-Cooker Carnitas made with a simple spice rub is a fuss-free recipe perfect filling up your Pulled Pork Tacos!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pulled Pork Tacos
Servings: 8
Calories: 506 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 3 1/2 pound boneless pork butt
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Flour or corn tortillas (1-2 per person)
  • Topping Suggestions: red onion, cilantro, Cotija cheese, freshly squeezed lime juice
  1. Trim away any excess fat from the pork butt. Pat the pork butt dry with a paper towel and make the rub.

  2. Add all of the dried spices to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Rub the pork butt with about 2/3's of the rub.

  3. Add the orange juice and lime juice to the slow cooker, along with the remaining spice mix. Place the pork butt in the slow cooker and cover.

  4. Cook for 5 hours on the high setting or 7 hours on the low setting. Shred with two forks, stir the pulled pork so that it is coated in the sauce, roll in tortillas and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Pulled Pork Tacos | Slow-Cooker Carnitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1534mg67%
Potassium 874mg25%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.