Carnitas Tacos
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Carnitas are my favorite type of meat to eat in a taco. This was my first attempt making it and it was so easy! Not to mention delicious. It does require advance planning as the meat sits in the crock pot over night. I made it for a friend the other night to get a second opinion and he said "That was really good, you should be a chef" to which I replied "I am!" he retorted " Well you should post your recipes" and I said "I do!" so needless to say it was a success :)
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: Serves 4
  • Crock Pot:
  • 1 ½ lbs pork shoulder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Skillet Seasoning blend:
  • 1-2 chopped jalapeños (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 lime or lemon
  • 5 tbsp garlic infused oil
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp chopped fresh marjoram
  1. Put pork shoulder in crock pot pressing salt into both sides
  2. Cook on low overnight
  3. Remove pork from crock pot and put in fridge for a few hour or until fat hardens
  4. Remove meat from fat and pull the meat apart into shredded pieces
  5. Heat skillet on medium high heat
  6. Add garlic infused oil, then add shredded meat
  7. Add all spices and salt
  8. Sauté until meat starts to brown
  9. Add lemon or lime
  10. Serve in a lettuce shell with any toppings of your choice
Recipe by SIBO Diet Recipes at