Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing

I really love a recipe that can be put together in a short time, walk away from and come back to a fabulous meal. These Carnitas Pork Tacos take no time to put in the slow cooker then finish with awesome flavor and so tender the meat pulls with a fork. The Honey Lime Dressing puts these Carnitas Tacos over the top with just the right flavor to compliment the flavor of the pork. We didn't have that many left overs but the next day we made Carnitas Burritos, they were so good. I sure hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Carnitas Pork Tacos with honey Lime Dressing

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 pound pork tenderloin
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup green onions with tops, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups Salsa Verde
The Dressing
4 tablespoons lime juice
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cilantro, chopped fine or dried
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
dash cayenne
Corn Tortillas
Topping Options:
Lettuce, Green Onions, Cheese,Pineapple, Green Apples, Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
Mix the cumin, oregano, chipotle, salt and pepper in a small bowl.  
Dry the tenderloin and rub with 1/2 of the dry seasons.
In a very hot skillet pour the olive oil and place the rubbed tenderloin in the skillet and sear the meat.
Remove the tenderloin from the skillet and place it in a preheated slow cooker.
Pour the salsa verde over the tenderloin and sprinkle the remainder of the seasons over the meat.
Place the onions, peppers and cilantro on top of the meat and cover the cooker.
Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or slow for 5 to 6 hours.
Remove the pork after cooking and place in a utility pan, with two forks shred the meat. Return the meat to the cooker and mix with the remainder liquid.  Keep on warm until time to serve.
The Dressing
Place all the ingredients into a jar with a lid. Place the lid on the jar and close very tight. Shake the jar with the dressing until the liquid is completely mixed and a milky color.  Put into a serving container and keep at room temperature until ready to serve.
Recipe Tip:
When stacking this taco, we like to stack the lettuce on the bottom, then the onions, then the meat and cheese, then the dressing.  Stacking with the greens on the bottom keeps the tortilla dry on the bottom.

These Tacos Are Great!

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Lets Make Carnitas
Sear The Meat

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing, Sear The Meat  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Place Into A Pre Heated Slow Cooker
With The Salsa and Veggies

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing, Ready To Cook  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Shred The Pork

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing, Shred The Meat  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing, Ready To Serve  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing

Who Wants Seconds?

Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing

I sure enjoyed your company today and hope you enjoy these Carnitas Pork Tacos with Honey Lime Dressing. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. I am definitely trying this! We love tex-mex, but I haven't tried using slow cooked pork in tacos, even though I have read lots of recipes for it. Yours sounds easy, good, and perfect! Thanks~

  2. I'd love seconds, Miz Helen! What a great way to start the New Year with these pork tacos.

  3. Miz Helen, these look fantastic! I'd love to give this a try! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Sharing!

  4. These sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing them at Savoring Saturdays!

  5. Your Honey Lime dressing for these tacos sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

  6. Oh yum! I love making carnitas in the slow cooker. Your honey lime dressing sounds delicious. Visiting from Inspire Me Monday :)

  7. This looks right up our alley, extra bonus - slow cooked!

  8. Ooooh I love carnitas and make them often, but next time, I'm absolutely trying that dressing! :)

  9. Miz Helen, my mouth is watering! We love ethnic foods. Pinned and will definitely get it made! Thanks!
    Apple Pie

  10. I have to try this, Miz Helen! We are huge fans of Tex-Mex food! Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays - pinned! :)

  11. I love these types of recipes! The honey lime sounds especially yummy. :) I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds! (Open until midnight Wednesday.)

  12. I love recipes I can walk away from too, Miz Helen. It's such a relaxing way of cooking, spreading the work out like that. Your Carnitas Pork Tacos sound delicious (as do the burritos!). The Honey Lime Dressing really sounds lovely! Pinned and will tweet :-)

  13. I love the lettuce on the bottom tip--that's fantastic! I also like the sound of honey lime dressing. Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week. Your carnitas are one of the top-five links!

  14. Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing. I would love some right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls


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