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Slow Cooked San Antonio Carnitas Tacos

  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 7 hr 10 min
  • serves: 8 people
  • calories: 556 1 serving

Seasoned with our lively salsa verde, cumin and chili powder, these tasty Texas-style carnitas tacos are easy to make and perfect for everyday dinner or special gatherings.  Simply add the pork to your slow cooker and that low and slow braise allows it to get tender and juicy and absorb all of the fabulous flavors – did we mention how delicious our salsa verde is?  The shredded pork gets topped with a crunchy slaw made with our salsa verde and cilantro then it’s a wrap.


  • 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut in quarters (and trim off fat)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Salsa Verde
  • 2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 16 flour tortilla or corn tortillas (6-inch), warmed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco (optional)
  • 16 lime wedge (optional)


  • Tips

    • Time Saving Tip: You may also cook this dish on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
    • Make Ahead Meal: You can prepare the pork mixture ahead of time.  Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 3 months.  Thaw the frozen pork mixture in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
  • Step 1

    Rub the pork with the chili powder and cumin.  Place the pork into a 6-quart slow cooker.  Pour 3/4 cup salsa verde over the pork.

  • Step 2

    Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the pork is fork-tender.  Spoon off any fat.  Using 2 forks, shred the pork in the cooker and stir.  Season to taste.

  • Step 3

    While the pork is cooking, toss 1/4 cup remaining salsa verde and the broccoli slaw in a medium bowl.  Season to taste.

  • Step 4

    Place about 1/2 cup pork mixture onto each tortilla. Top with the broccoli slaw mixture, cilantro and remaining salsa verde.  Sprinkle with the queso fresco and serve with the lime wedges, if desired.

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Calories 556
Total Fat 16 g
Sat. Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 147 mg
Sodium 1058 mg
Total Carb 39 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 58 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 19 %DV
Iron 16 %DV
Potassium 24 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.