How to make pork tacos

Sweet and spicy shredded Mexican pork makes the perfect base for tacos. But it is the fresh Mexican Slaw that makes these Pork Carnitas irresistible. Pork Carnitas are a family favorite recipe! Tender, juicy pork is topped with a creamy, fresh slaw for a perfect combination of flavors and textures.

What is the best type of pork for tacos?

Sweet and spicy shredded Mexican pork makes the perfect base for tacos. But it is the fresh Mexican Slaw that makes these Pork Carnitas irresistible. Pork Carnitas are a family favorite recipe! Tender, juicy pork is topped with a creamy, fresh slaw for a perfect combination of flavors and textures.

What are some Mexican pork recipes?

Mix pork, salsa and chilies in 3 ½ to 4 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until pork is tender. Stir in beans. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 5 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve over rice, sprinkle with cheese. Excellent topped with guacamole and sour cream.

How do you eat carnitas?

Serve the carnitas as a main course. Place the carnitas on a plate with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, a section of lime, some cilantro, and chopped onions. Serve with warm tortillas and some sour cream.

What are carnitas made from?

Carnitas are made from nice, marbled (with fat) chunks of pork, which when braised over a long period of time become incredibly tender. The best cut of meat for carnitas is pork shoulder AKA pork butt AKA Boston butt. (Fun fact: pork butt does not come from the butt of the pig, you can read more about that here).

What are the Best Pork Tacos?

Carnitas Tacos (pulled pork tacos) are THE BEST ever! The slow cooker Mexican pork is unbelievably tender and flavorful. Add a scoop of guacamole to a tortilla (or lettuce wrap!), top with a big pile of pulled pork, and dig into tacos de carnitas! Carnitas tacos are all about the slow cooked pork they’re stuffed with.

What ‘ s the best way to cook pork shoulder tacos?

Thin slices of pork shoulder are marinated in a blend of dried chilies, spices, achiote, and pineapple. If you enjoy your tacos sweet, spicy, and smoky, you will love tacos al pastor. Al pastor is traditionally prepared on a vertical spit but with a hot heavy skillet, you can still enjoy al pastor.

What kind of pork is carnitas?

It’s a nice little bonus. What are carnitas? Carnitas are the Mexican version of pulled pork. It’s traditionally made with pork shoulder (also known as pork butt) because of the higher fat content, which helps the meat stay super tender and juicy while it’s cooked.

What are the different types of tacos?

25 Essential Tacos, Explained 1 Al Pastor. Tacos al pastor, the more famous cousin to the taco árabe, loosely translates to “shepherd-style” pork. 2 Tacos Árabes. 3 Barbacoa. 4 Birria. 5 Buche. 6 Cabeza. 7 Campechanos. 8 Carne asada. 9 Carnitas. 10 Cecina. More items…