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pork tacos aka lean carnitas

  • Author: Kate Heap
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


  • 2.53.5lb pork loin roast
  • dry rub:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon (1 cube) beef bouillon, crushed into a powder
  • dash salt + dash pepper
  • liquid ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, beef bouillon, salt, and pepper. set aside.
  2. brown roast evenly on all sides in a dry frying pan. coat all sides of the roast with the spice mixture and place in the slow cooker. add orange and lime juices, soy sauce, and cilantro.
  3. cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours, or on high for 5-6 hours. shred roast with two forks and allow the meat to absorb any juices left in the slow cooker. serve with tortilla shells and all your favorite toppings.
  4. topping ideas :: cheese, rice, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, black or pinto beans, tomatillo dressing, lime juice from lime wedges, more cilantro, etc
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: dinner, slow cooker
  • Cuisine: mexican
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