Braised Pork Carnitas Tacos w/ Coca-Cola®


Pork Shoulder Roast, Boneless (1 ½ lbs.)

Salt & Pepper (as needed)

Vegetable oil (2 tbsp.)

Coca-Cola (1 cup)

Orange Juice (½ cup)

Soy Sauce (¼ cup)

Flour Tortillas, Taco Size, Heated (8)

Salsa Verde, Prepared (½ cup)

Red Onion, Diced (½ cup)

Cilantro, Chopped (½ cup)


In a slow-cooker, combine the Coca-Cola®, orange juice, and soy Mix well to combine.

Season the pork shoulder with salt and In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil. Once the vegetable oil is hot, add the pork shoulder and sear until browned on all sides. Transfer the pork shoulder to the slow-cooker, cover, and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or on low for 7 to 8 hours, or until fork tender.

Remove the pork shoulder from the slow-cooker and allow to rest for 15 minutes on a Once cool enough to handle, use a fork to shred the pork into desired sized pieces. Hold warm for assembly.

To assemble tacos: Place ¼ cup of shredded pork shoulder into each Top with 1 tbsp. salsa verde, 1 tbsp. diced red onion, and 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro. Repeat for each tortilla. Serve two tacos per person.

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