Carnitas Tacos


  • 2 1/2 lbs. pork shoulder (also known as ‘pork butt’)
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • For Tacos & Toppings:
    • Small corn tortillas
    • Gordo’s Cheese Dip (any flavor)
    • Cilantro
    • Cooked rice
    • Red onion, diced
    • Tomato, diced
    • Lime juice


Cut pork should into large 3-4 inch chunks, removing any excess fat, and place in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Mix thoroughly. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until tender. When ready, pull apart pork with a fork. Serve on warm corn tortillas with rice and top with onions, cilantro, tomato, cheese dip and lime juice!

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