Prep Time
15 Mins
Start to Finish Time
4 Hours 30 Mins
8 servings (2 tortillas each)

Using a slow cooker will create a delicious, authentic dish with very little hands-on time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; add onion slices.

Step 2

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over pork shoulder, pressing to coat. Brown pork in oil on all sides; remove from skillet to slow cooker. Pour enchilada sauce on top of pork.

Step 3

Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until tender. Remove pork from slow cooker; shred meat with fork. Place shredded pork in large bowl.  Add chiles, 2 cups of the sauce from slow cooker and the onions; stir well.

Step 4

Spoon pork mixture onto tortillas. Add toppings. Roll up tortillas.

Step 5


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Expert Tips:

Step 7

Any leftover carnitas filling is just as delicious the next day on tacos, in enchiladas, or even on pasta!

Step 8

Play around with different topping to create your favorite carnita!

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