Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos

Overnight carnitas makes these Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos fast. Tacos with pork, scrambled eggs, beans, cheese, sour cream, salsa and avocado.

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If it’s not clear by now, I’m a bit obsessed with Mexican food. I’m surprised I don’t have more recipes like this on the blog, but I cook it often and have a favorite taqueria we frequent almost weekly. I crave it so much it’s now become a breakfast item. These Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos will satisfy any craving.

The combination of flavors may be outside of the usual pairing, but scrambled eggs goes surprisingly well with slow cooked carnitas. What’s even better about this recipe is the suggested timing. Start the seasoned pork the night before in a slow cooker. Set on low for at least 8 hours, then let it stay on warm. You’ll wake up to a house full of meaty, savory carnitas smell. Maybe it’s the food lover in me, but this is just as good as waking up to the smell of coffee brewing.

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I used Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas. It saves you time with pre-seasoned carnitas flavor, while providing quality 100% pork with natural ingredients. Slow cooker carnitas is made simple, no extra seasonings or ingredients needed. It’s Real Flavor Real Fast. Once cooked, you’ll have fork tender, juicy carnitas. Besides the hands-off slow cooking time, this recipe can be made in about 20 minutes.

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Shred the pork and you’re ready to start your Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos. I recommend broiling the carnitas in a single layer once cooked to add a bit of crispness, but is entirely optional. Add scrambled eggs, and Mexican-style ingredients like beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream, avocado and cilantro in a corn tortilla to complete your Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos. Another option is to make into burritos and pack as a unique lunch for work. With pre-seasoned pork carnitas and a slow cooker, breakfast can be whole new experience, and fast.

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos


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Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos

 Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas Breakfast Tacos fast with scrambled eggs, beans, cheese, sour cream, salsa and avocado.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 350 kcal
Author Plating Pixels

Ingredients

  • 2-½ pounds Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ tablespoon milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained, heated
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Cilantro as garnish

Instructions

  1. Removed pork from package and place in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for at least 8 hours or high for 4 hours (Note: you can do this the evening before so it’s ready for breakfast). Drain any excess liquid and shred pork into small pieces. You'll have extra carnitas for additional tacos or leftovers. Optional: Before serving, broil on high in a single layer on a baking sheet until edges are crisp, about 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Scramble in a greased non-stick pan over medium heat; stirring often until fluffy and cooked, 5-7 minutes.
  3. Heat or toast tortillas. Top each with desired amount of carnitas and remaining ingredients.

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14 Responses

  1. We love taco nights around our house, too, so I’m all about tacos in the morning, too! What a great idea for a Saturday morning breakfast. Thanks so much for sharing! #client

  2. Alvaro Freay says:

    Try mixing meat with the eggs…so good

  3. Denise says:

    Tacos for breakfast is an awesome idea! And the recipe sounds fabulous!

  4. Jenn says:

    Mexican food is a favorite around here too. And I love breakfast tacos! Or really just anything in a tortilla! 🙂

  5. Cliona Keane says:

    These look gorgeous! Something we definitely don’t do enough in the UK is tacos, particularly for breakfast, so I think I’m going to have to start!

  6. Tacos for breakfast is an amazing idea, I will be giving it a try 🙂

  7. Luci says:

    Love this. When I think of a breakfast taco I think of a lot of eggs and hardly any meat, this is so the opposite. Going to have to make this soon.

  8. Felix says:

    Mexicans are amazing to make a dinner dish into a breakfast dish and get creative for a morning start among other dishes like Pozole and Menudo can’t leave out Chorizo.

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