Pork Carnitas Tacos

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Preheat 25 mins
  • Total 3h 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3-4 pounds boneless pork half loin roast
  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 16-ounce jar salsa Verde


  • 12-16 flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Fresh Pico de Gallo
  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream


  • Small Bowl
  • 2 1/2 quart oval baking dish
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Instant-Read Thermometer
  • Step 1

    Install the Accessory Frame in the bottom level of the unit. Turn the left-hand dial to select SPECIALTY ROAST, set STAGE 1 temperature to 600°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Push the righthand dial to select STAGE 2, then set the temperature to 300°F and time to 2 hours 45 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 25 minutes).

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, chili powder, and oil to form a paste. Place the roast on top of the Pro-Heat pan and spread the seasoning rub on the top side of the roast.

  • Step 3

    When the unit is preheated and ADD FOOD and PRS STRT displays, open the door and place the pan in the unit. Close the door and select START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 4

    After 10 minutes, when STAGE 2 cooking begins, open the door, and remove the pan onto a heat-proof surface. Transfer the pork roast to a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

  • Step 5

    Distribute the chopped onions around the roast, pour the orange juice and salsa Verde into the baking dish and with a fork, combine the mixture. Cover with aluminum foil. Place the dish in the oven, close the door, and allow to cook.

  • Step 6

    Cooking is complete when the internal temperature of the pork roast reads 190F to 195F on an instant-read thermometer and the pork meat separates easily. (Cooking the pork to any temperature below that won’t give you meat that is tender enough to pull apart properly.)

  • Step 7

    Remove pan from the oven. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Using forks, shred the meat and combine with the sauce.

  • Step 8

    Serve pork carnitas with tortillas, fresh Pico de Gallo, chopped cilantro, and sour cream.