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Carnitas Tostada – Crockpot Version May 17, 2012

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Tonight’s dinner needed to be simple because I knew I would buried under a pile of math homework, so I turned to my trusty crock pot for the assist.  I took a version of my standard pork taco recipe, which I’ve adapted from recipes I’ve gotten from friends over the years, and put it in the crockpot.  If only I had remembered to take pictures of it.



  • 3-4 lb. pork roast
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup of washed and chopped cilantro
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Put the roast into the slower cooker, I used a boneless roast to avoid picking out bones later
  2. cover with water.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Squeeze lime juice over roast and add lime zest for extra flavor.  Salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until pork shreds easily with a fork.
  5. After cooking, move shredded pork to hot cast iron skillet. Cook in skillet until the pork becomes crispy.
  6. Serve on tostada shells with your favorite toppings.  I like homemade guacamole, sour cream and vegetables. 

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