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Easy Pork Carnitas

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Pork Carnitas  (AKA best taco I have ever ate!)

These are hands down the best and easiest tacos ever.

  Let me just say it again THE BEST!  I am so glad I found through a pin on pinterest.

  You have to check them out and make the tacos.  I have made them about 7 times now and they have never disappointed.  They freeze wonderful and are great to just reheat on a very busy day when you just want a quick meal.

 I use a corn tortillas, cilantro, onion, Mexican crumble cheese, and avocado on mine and my husband’s.

My kids prefer to eat them as nachos, they love them just as much as I do.


  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 lg  can chiles
  • 1 (3-4 pound) boneless pork shoulder/rump roast
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • corn tortillas

** The original recipe had bay leaves I left them out because we personally are not fans and used canned chiles not fresh.

  • In a small bowl, mix up all the dry spice ingredients, except for the Chiles.  Rub the roast with the mixture all over.   Let it sit for about 2-3 minutes.
  • poor in chicken broth place roast on top and cover in chilies and cook.

cook time :

pressure cooker 1 1/2 hours

Crock pot 8-10 hour

The original post has very detailed directions.  I am going to be trying another recipe from very soon!