Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos – Pork that has been cooked in the crock pot in citrus and spices, and then used for tacos. So easy, and so much flavor!
I know a lot of you are parents out there, so I want to see what you think about something. My son did Jump Rope for Heart at school. Great cause, raising money for the American Heart Association. I was getting the forms and money all ready to send to school, and my 9 year old tells me he wants to donate some of his money. I tell him that is great, and ask how much he was thinking. He tells me he wants to give $25. Keep in mind, I think the kid has saved up for about a year and has $100, so this is a giant chunk of his money. I try to tell him that is too much, and he needs to save more of his money. I want to teach my son about giving to others and good causes, but I also have to teach him about being able to have the money to buy things you need for yourself. After a very lengthy discussion we settled on $10 (note 2 days prior he donated $5 to a coin drive for the homeless). Thoughts?
I kind of love using my slow cooker. I do not use it nearly enough though. Every time I get it out, I tell myself I need to do this more often. Honestly, my crock pot lives in the back corner of my pantry. I have other stuff piled on top of it, so it is kind of a pain to get out. Not a good excuse. but just keeping it honest here. I am hoping that with this kitchen remodel it will mean that I can have a better spot to store it, so I will use it more. It is great to make a large batch of something like these pork carnitas. Then you can save the leftovers for another day! I currently have these pork carnitas sitting in my freezer to thaw for another night.
I am a sucker for just about any kind of Mexican. These pork carnitas tacos were no exception. I put the pork shoulder and all of the spices in the crock pot in the morning. I had to suffer through the smell all day (downfall to working from home), and when dinner came all I had to do was chop up a few veggies and warm up some tortillas. You can not get any simpler than that. Tacos are so nice for a quick dinner, because everyone can top with their favorites. No one complains about not liking something, and everyone is happy. Adapted from $10 Dinners As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 79 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 12mg Sodium 476mg Carbohydrates 7g Fiber 1g Sugar 3g Protein 4g
Adapted from $10 Dinners
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