Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Carnitas Tacos

As you all know, I have a love affair with my Crockpot. I also have a love affair with a guy named Chuck. Chuck roast. Now that is one tasty piece of meat. (I should probably stop the descriptive words right here before things get a little too racy.) When you combine the two, you're always going to end up with a delicious meal. It's Taco Tuesday, and what would be better than to make the easiest tacos in the world? This very simple recipe requires only three ingredients: one can of diced tomatoes with chilies (or a can of diced tomatoes and a can of green chilies), a package of taco seasoning (or you can make your own), and a 1 to 1 1/2 pound chuck roast. If your chuck roast is larger, increase the other ingredients according to its size. I tend to stick with my 4-quart crockpot. It makes 2 to 4 servings, depending upon what I'm making, and it suits me quite well. I can have the same meal two nights in a row, freeze one, and take another to my dad.

This is easy and delicious, will give your home a wonderfully spicy aroma, and you will be salivating waiting to sink your teeth into the evening's delicious taco meal. I prefer soft tacos, because the hard shell tacos, in my case, tend to be a crunchy mess. Once you spoon the meat into your taco shell (whatever you happen to be using), top it as you see fit. I love avocado and cilantro, and a bit of grated cheese on mine; you might want to add tomatoes, shredded lettuce, diced scallions, chopped olives, or whatever you or your family enjoys. Nothing could be easier, nothing could be more delicious.
Carnitas Tacos
Adapted from Taste of Home

1 medium chuck roast, 1-2 pounds
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

Place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Pour tomatoes over top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove meat from slow cooker; shred with two forks. Return meat to slow cooker; heat through. Place ½ cup meat on each tortilla; top as you see fit.


Linda said...

You just made me hungry for beef - haven't had any in a while! These look so good and so simple.

GranthamLynn said...

Oh yum! Lovely pics. And wonderful looking/sounding recipe!
Come over and share!
Yum. Yum! Have a good week!

Marigene said...

Yummy, yummy and so simple. Did you make the tortillas, too? Your photos are outstanding, Pattie!

Chloe Crabtree said...

I love how you used the chunks of avocado instead of turning it into guacamole! I love Mexican food, so this sounds fantastic!

Sandra Lee said...

These look amazing! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

Miz Helen said...

We love Carnitas and your Carnitas look delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Miz Helen