Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Nachos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
A simple and flavorful shredded pork recipe, that is multi-purpose! Try it in a taco or on a sandwich.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork roast
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - packet(s) taco seasoning
  • 1/4 - cup(s) lime juice
  • 1 - bag(s) corn tortilla chips**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese**
  • Garnish: - chopped cilantro**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the pork roast into the base of the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the taco seasoning and lime juice over the top. If your slow cooker “runs hot” and dries out meals, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water.
  2. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Shred the pork roast when it’s finished cooking.
  3. Assemble nachos with corn tortillas chips, shredded pork and shredded cheese.Top with chopped cilantro garnish. If needed, place in the microwave or oven to melt the cheese.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Nachos with side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

    • 2 lb. pork roast
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 packet taco seasoning
    • 1/4 cup lime juice

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker, adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water and cooking on low for 8 hours.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Recipe is dairy-free when you omit the shredded cheese.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Nachos

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw and add content of baggie to slow cooker. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Shred pork and then assemble nachos.
    Serve with veggies.