Recipe // pork carnita and avocado tacos

November 4, 2014

I just love gourmet tacos.  There are a lot of fun gourmet taco restaurants popping up all over the place, and they are just amazing! I took a few of my favorites and tried to re-create some at home!
I love pork carnets, and they are so easy to make in the crock-pot! If I’ve learned anything about preparing pork, it’s that low and slow it the best way, always.
Crock Pot (Slow Cooker) Pork Carnitas
serves 6-8
4-5 lb pork roast
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 can 14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup beef broth
juice of 2 limes
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
Place roast in the crock pot.  Place the remaining ingredients on top, stir, and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
For the tacos, I like to use the Tortilland brand uncooked corn tortillas.
I place some cojita cheese, pork carnets, radishes, green apples, and you can put sliced red onions and jalapeños and finish it off with some mexican crema, or mexican sour cream.
We also made some avocado tacos.  If you haven’t tried avocado tacos, man you are missing out.  They are so so good!
I use the tortillaland uncooked corn tortillas and heat them up.  Then add a layer of cojita cheese, then avocado, then some radishes, then some beets slice very thin with the mandolin.  Then I top it with a little mexican crema, or mexican sour cream.  Then, I finish it off with a little kosher salt.  Yum!
We ate these tacos Halloween night before we headed out to go trick or treat.
This year we had a cute Little Bo Peep.
A scary Frankenstein.
And, our little UPS guy.  
They had a blast, and would barely hold still for a few pictures.  The second they saw other trick or treaters out there, it was over.  No more pictures for mom, they wanted to get out there asap!
They loved every minute of it.  Halloween and holidays really are magical with kids!

{all photos by me}

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