Two Pork Carnitas tacos with red onion, avocado crema and fresh cilantro

Crock Pot Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 6 hours
  • total_time Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 25-30 tacos 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: South American


These Crock Pot Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema are so easy to make in your crock pot! It’s a no-stress taco recipe that’s healthy and delicious.



Crock Pot Pork Carnitas:

  • 34 lbs. pork loin, fat trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 large chipotle pepper
  • juice of 2 limes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 bottle of beer

Avocado Crema:

  • 2 avocados
  • garlic clove
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 2530 tortillas


  • crumbled queso fresco
  • pickled onions
  • diced pineapple (or you could use mango)
  • sliced jalapenos


  1. In a small dish add sea salt, black pepper, ground cumin, smoked paprika, oregano.
  2. Rub the pork loin with the spice rub.
  3. Place the pork loin on the bottom of the crock pot. Add the chopped onion, garlic cloves, chipotle pepper, lime juice, lemon juice, and a bottle of beer.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove the pork from the crock pot, still leaving the juices in the pot and cooking on HIGH.
  6. Using two forks, shred the pork and spread it out on baking sheet. (you may need 2 depending on how much meat you have)
  7. Turn the broiler on HIGH, place baking sheets under the broiler for 5-10 minutes. Or until pork gets browned and crispy.
  8. Then add pork back into the juices in the crock pot. Turn off and set aside.
  9. To a food processor add: avocados, garlic clove, lime juice, fresh cilantro, red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix until they are smooth.
  10. Assemble Tacos: to a tortilla add pork, diced pineapple, queso fresco, and avocado crema. Serve

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