Crispy Pork Carnitas

I really love a good taco, and I feel like they’re hard to find!!! But when you can make them at home to taste just like your at a taco joint in mexico I’m here for it!!! These street style pork carnitas tacos are crispy and juicy and topped with lots of onion and cilantro and a squeeze of lime. The best part is that you do this in a slow cooker or instant pot and sit back and drink a beer while the pork becomes the most flavorful juicy taco filling!! It was SOOO easy!


  • 1 package of pork roast. I used 2 lbs
  • 1 onion, rough chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1 beer
  • 1 cup water or broth
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 chipoltes in adobo, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin


  1. Start by cutting up the pork into 1 inch cubes. Throw all ingredients into the instant pot and cook high pressure for 1 hour. Or throw it into a slow cooker and cook for 4-6 hours on high.
  2. Once meat is done remove from the pot and shred. I like using my stand mixer but you could also use two forks!
  3. Lay shredded pork on a cookie sheet and broil for 5 minutes. 
  4. Toss and add in 2 ladles full of broth from the pot and broil for another 5 minutes! It should be nice and crispy!
  5. Place inside 2 warm corn tortillas, top with lots of white onion and chopped cilantro!!

Feeds 3-4 people

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