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Slow Cooker Carne Guisada Tacos

Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

Dax Phillips
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 10 mins
Course Stews, Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • 2 pounds of boneless pork ribs roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 whole onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 whole tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • flour tortillas warmed, optional
  • fresh cilantro optional
  • hot sauce optional


  • Start by heating a large skillet on medium-high heat. Once heated, add in the oil, and let it come to temperature for about 10 seconds. Add the pork, and sear the pork on each side. Once seared, place the pork into your slow cooker. Return the skillet to the stove, and toss in the chopped onion. Cook for about 2 minutes, then add in the water to deglaze the skillet. Pour everything into the slow cooker.
  • With the remaining ingredients, with the exception of the tortillas, cilantro, and hot sauce, add to the slow cooker, and give everything a cook stir. Cover, and cook on low heat for 7 hours.
  • Before serving, I like to lightly shred the pork, however leaving some cubes together. Now you can go ahead and serve as is, but I like to sear mine on the stove once again. So what I do is add a skillet on medium-high heat to the stove. Next I add in however much carne guisada I think will hold with two tacos, and mixing it around for a couple of minutes until some of the pork caramelizes, and some of the juices run clear.
  • Add to the warmed tortillas, and dig in.