Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos with Spiralizer Pickled Radish Slaw

What says summer like no-hassle dinners served with a cocktail? We want to enjoy as much time outside as possible now that the weather is warm and the sun is out. Leave the stove off, step away from the grill, and let the slow cooker do all the work for you tonight.

Spiralizer Pickled Radish Slaw

These Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos have summer written all over them. The Boston butt or pork shoulder covered in a dry rub mixture of smoked paprika, oregano, coriander, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper cooks on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 8 to 10 hours. When the meat is done, shred it and youโ€™re ready to fill your tortillas.

Spiralizer Pickled Radish Slaw

We wanted to brighten these tacos up a bit and thought a pickled slaw would complement the juicy, spicy pork perfectly. Prep this Spiralizer Pickled Radish Slaw the night before so itโ€™s ready and waiting to garnish your tacos when you get home. Spiralize radishes, carrots, and jicama. Then mix the spirals with white vinegar, water, sugar, salt and roasted red pepper flakes for a little kick. Cover the mixture and refrigerate overnight.

Pork Carnitas and Pickled Radish Slaw

Top your tacos with pickled slaw, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and a dollop of sour cream, mix yourself a margarita and welcome summer. The leftovers (if youโ€™re lucky enough to have any) will be even better the next day in more tacos, enchiladas or atop a rice bowl.

Spiralizer Radish Slaw

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos
Serves 10
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  2. 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  3. 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  4. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  5. 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  8. 5 to 7 pounds Boston butt or pork shoulder, preferably boneless, cut into 4 pieces
  9. 1 large onion, chopped
  10. 10 to 12 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  11. Toppings: salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine paprika, oregano, coriander, cumin, red pepper, salt and black pepper. Rub mixture over all sides of pork pieces. Spread onion in an even layer in bottom of a slow cooker crock. Place seasoned pork on top of onions.
  2. Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Shred pork with fork and serve in flour tortillas with toppings.
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Spiralizer Pickled Radish Slaw
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup white vinegar
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  5. 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  6. 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  7. 10 to 12 large radishes
  8. 4 (2-inch) cubes peeled jicama
  9. 1 large thick carrot, peeled
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir vinegar, water, sugar, salt, ginger and red pepper until sugar dissolves.
  2. Using a spiralizer, make spirals of radishes, jicama and carrot to yield 2 cups of radishes, 1 cup each of jicama and carrot. Add vegetable spirals to vinegar mixture. Reserve any remaining vegetable spirals for another use.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.
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