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Pork Carnitas Tacos

Tender, juicy tacos
Pork Carnitas Tacos
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

This slow cooker recipe is the easiest meal you'll ever make for a crowd. If you have leftovers or are a meal-prepper, the pork freezes well and is easily reheated in the microwave or stovetop. Top with something tangy like a mango salsa or pickled red onions.

Ready in
8 h 10 m
10 m
(prepare time)
8 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 Pounds pork shoulder (bone-in or boneless), fat removed and cut into 1/2 pound chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes or chili powder
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • Tortillas, for serving


Spread the onions out on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Place the pork shoulder on top of the onions.

Combine all the spices and sprinkle generously over the meat.

Pour in the chicken broth. 

Cook on low for 6-7 hours (when the meat is done, it should shred easily with two forks).

Shred the meat and stir to combine the meat and onions. 

Serve on tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.