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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
Keyword breakfast tacos, carnitas tacos, tacos with carnitas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 423kcal
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heat or toast tortillas. Top each with desired amount of carnitas and remaining ingredients.


  • You can prep the pork the night before, cook on low for 8 hours and it's ready for breakfast or brunch.
  • You can easily customize these tacos and make them your own with your favorite Mexican toppings.
  • These don't need to be just for breakfast you can enjoy them for lunch or dinner too!
  • Looking for some heat? add in some pickled jalapenos or opt for hot salsa.
  • You can swap the beans for pan fried potatoes which will also work really well for breakfast.
  • Store leftover pork in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze in a ziploc bag or container.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 3mg