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

Doug
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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  • 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.

Tips

https://www.allrecipes.com/cook/dougiebc/

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; 16 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 761 mg sodium. 32.5 g carbohydrates; 17.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Followed the recipe as is, and it was delicious! I will make it again. Maybe add some fresh garlic next time. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Followed the recipe as is, and it was delicious! I will make it again. Maybe add some fresh garlic next time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Followed the recipe as is, and it was delicious! I will make it again. Maybe add some fresh garlic next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2018
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
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2018
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
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
Delicious - add garlic and cumin for a little kick! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2018
no changes - very good flavor. Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2018
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
10/01/2018
Super easy and kids loved it! I did leave out the cayenne pepper but it still tastes wonderful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2019
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
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2020
Very Tasty. We were happy! Read More