We had Taco Tuesday at our house last night, so I thought it would be the perfect night to try these 21 Day Fix Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas! I found a recipe which I adapted to create mine on Melanie Mitro’s blog – she raved about them, so I had to check them out for myself! I always love a meal that is in the slow cooker all day so I don’t have to think about dinner until dinner time. Zach and I made it part of our morning activity to prep the pork loin. He helped me by measuring out all of the spices and sprinkling them over the roast. I gave it a good rub down, covered and set it and then off we went to enjoy the rest of our day!
I cut up the tomatoes and onions and washed the romaine leaves while the boys were napping and then set out all of the taco fixing for dinner time. This recipe had a cilantro lime sauce using plain Greek yogurt – that one got a big, fat fail from my husband, but he also doesn’t like sour cream, so…I am still going to include it because I enjoyed it and it added a little extra. It would be ok to omit this part and just use some plain Greek yogurt if you enjoy sour cream on your tacos!
- 3 lbs pork loin roast
- 2T chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 T lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- Corn Tortillas
- Romaine lettuce leaves
- Tomatoes, diced
- Red onion
- Black beans, drained, rinsed & cooked
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Place meat into slow cooker
- Mix all seasonings for pork roast in a small bowl and rub over the roast until coated
- Add lime juice, cilantro leaves, chopped onions and broth.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
- In the last hour of cooking, take a fork and shred the meat, recover and finish cooking
- Transfer meat to a baking dish and broil in the oven for 3-4 minutes on high.
- Mix all ingredients together, chill in fridge - this can be made ahead of time.
- Place the tortillas on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for a few minutes until they are more firm, but still bendable, or to desired crispness
- This is where YOU come in - grab your containers and fill them with your desired toppings! Build your own Fix approved Taco with your containers remaining for the day!
- Pork - Fill your Red Container (1 Red), Corn Tortillas - (2 = 1 Yellow), Sauce - Greek yogurt is a Red, so measure accordingly, Veggie toppings (Green Container), Avocado & Cheese (Fill 1 blue container with your choice or a combo of both)
I am loving & printing off many of your recipes to try! I have one question. Several of the recipes I am thinking I would want some salsa on top (I LOVE salsa!!). Do you have one you recommend that is clean??
I hope you enjoy them!! 🙂 Yes! Absolutely! Use a couple tablespoons as a condiment and it is free! I have gotten the jarred salsa at my grocery store that has NO added sugar (read the labels!) It is the store brand (Kroger), but there are several. My typical rule of thumb – if the ingredient list is LONG with a lot of words that are hard to pronounce, put it back on the shelf). 🙂
These were so delicious! I love your recipes!
Hmmm, I used a 3 pound pork loin roast and it’s tougher than shoe leather. When I read the recipe I thought it was strange that it didn’t call for a pork shoulder or butt but I thought I would try it. There is no shredding it is so tough.