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Nicole’s Recipes: Pork Carnitas Soft Tacos

by Nicole on November 20, 2012

This is a yummy recipe for pork in the slow cooker that turns out so delicious.  I honestly have never had pork this tender.  Thanks to Aldi for the yummy recipe for the carnitas!

Nicole’s Recipes: Pork Carnitas Soft Tacos

Nicole’s Recipes:  Pork Carnitas Soft Tacos


  • 4-5 lb half pork loin
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 small diced sweet onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 12 oz jar of salsa
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 12 oz. bottle pickled jalapenos
  • soft flour tortillas
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream


  1. Cut pork loin into 3 segments and put in slow cooker.
  2. Add onion, garlic, salsa, chicken brother, taco seasoning, and jalapenos.
  3. Cook for 8 hours on low.
  4. Remove after 8 hours and shred with fork
  5. I warm the flour tortillas, add the pork, sour cream and shredded cheese to ours.
  6. I add some additional pickled jalapenos to mine since I like them spicy!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karen Glatt November 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I really like this recipe! Por Carnitas look so delicious and I am going to make this. I will be pinning this recipe to Pinterest and make it after the Holidays!

2 JenF November 21, 2012 at 7:51 am

Looks excellent!

3 Shirley November 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I love tacos and they look yummy.

4 Christine November 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

We haven’t tried pork tacos yet, made everything else. I just got a slow cooker, this recipe is perfect looking forward to trying it out! Thanks!

5 Sue Hull December 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I might have to make these. I don’t like pork when it comes out dry but you said these are moist and they look good :) Thank you for sharing!

6 Lilyana Cruz January 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I love carnitas tacos and is a favorite. delicious!

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