Lime juice in the crema give these tacos a good zing!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 30 mins
16 tacos


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Lime Crema:


Instructions Checklist
  • Carnitas: Trim fat from pork. Cut pork into 2- to 3-inch pieces; transfer to a 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in onion, orange juice, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, oregano, and cayenne.

  • Cover and cook on Low 8 to 10 hours, or on High 4 to 5 hours. Transfer pork to a large bowl; shred using 2 forks. Add enough cooking liquid from slow cooker to moisten.

  • Lime Crema: Add 2 tablespoons lime juice to a small bowl. Stir in yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Dust with chili powder.

  • Tacos: Serve pork in tortillas with cabbage, red onion, and pico de gallo (if using). Garnish with crema and lime zest.


Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 17.9g; carbohydrates 32.5g; fat 16g; cholesterol 52.6mg; sodium 761.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
Followed the recipe as is, and it was delicious! I will make it again. Maybe add some fresh garlic next time. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Followed the recipe as is, and it was delicious! I will make it again. Maybe add some fresh garlic next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Saw this in the magazine and put it in my list of dinners. I make carnitas usually the same time so was willing to change it up. I followed the recipe exactly... and it does not disappoint! Even my 1 year old was dipping the meat into the sauce. Plus I never use corn tortillas... this tasted delicious though! I did eat mine with gauacamole and fried the tortillas just a tad! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was soooo good! I blended this recipe and another by adding coriander garlic and bay leaves to this meat. Broiled the meat prior to serving to crisp it up. It will definitely be added to the rotation. The lime juice makes this entree shine! Thank you for this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious - add garlic and cumin for a little kick! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Not for me Read More
Rating: 5 stars
no changes - very good flavor. Excellent. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really good flavor but mine were a little dry. It was my first time with my new crock pot so perhaps I need to adjust cooking time. Definitely will make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy and kids loved it! I did leave out the cayenne pepper but it still tastes wonderful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and couldn't be easier! I slow cooked the pork over night. When we were ready to eat if for lunch I first warmed it in the oven with the preserved cooking liquid and then broiled it for a few minutes to crisp. I added some garlic to the slow cooker but otherwise made no changes. Will definitely make again Read More