Slow cooker carnitas for tacos

Earlier this year, we spent 5 weeks without a kitchen while ours was being renovated.  I made an awful lot of food using my slow cooker and a lot of the recipes I tried were awful.  But I did enjoy Stephanie O’Dea’s recipe for pork done in the slower cooker, carnitas. Here’s how I modified it.

3 lb boneless pork shoulder roast
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lemon

Put the roast in the slow cooker and douse with the juices.  Season with salt and season heavily with cumin.  Cook on low for 8 hours.  Shred the meat with two forks, removing any large chunks of fat.

For the tacos:

shredded pork
soft corn tortillas
tomatillo salsa
finely diced radishes
chopped cilantro
chopped scallion tops
lime wedges


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