Carnitas Soft Tacos

Looking for Mexican dinner using Old El Paso® flour tortillas for burritos? Then check out these flavorful pork tacos made with Old El Paso® green chiles and enchilada sauce that are made in slow-cooker.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 9 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
medium onion, sliced
2
teaspoons dried minced garlic
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup fresh lime juice (from 1 large lime)
1
boneless pork butt or shoulder blade roast (3 lb)
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ green enchilada sauce
1/2
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
packages (11 oz each) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (16 tortillas; 8 inch)
Salsa, if desired
  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion in slow cooker. In small bowl, mix dried minced garlic, cumin, pepper, salt and 2 tablespoons of the lime juice to form paste. Pat mixture on top and sides of pork roast (if roast comes tied or in netting, remove before rubbing with spice mixture). Place roast on onion. Top with chiles. Pour enchilada sauce around roast.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3 Remove pork; when cool enough to handle, shred with 2 forks. Return meat to slow cooker; stir in cilantro and remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice. Heat tortillas as directed on package. With slotted spoon, spoon 2/3 cup pork mixture on each tortilla. Serve with salsa.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    610
    (
    Calories from Fat
    250),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    28g
    28%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    1020mg
    1020%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    46g
    46%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    42g
    42%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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