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Cochinita Pibil Tacos

Hailing from the Yucatan region of Mexico, Cochinita Pibil Tacos are the perfect balance of citrus, and garlic, and spices. The meat is cooked low and slow, resulting in tacos that practically melts in your mouth. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker
  • Food Processor


  • 1 4-6lbs pork butt bone in, trimmed of excess fat
  • ½ cup sour orange juice
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp dried oregano
  • 5 tbsp achiote paste
  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • corn tortillas to serve
  • pickled onion to serve


  • Place the sour orange juice, yellow onion, garlic, dried oregano, achiote paste, ground cumin, serrano peppers, and salt in a food processor. Pulse on high until a smooth paste forms.
  • Soon 3 tablespoons of the paste into the bottom of the crock-pot. Place the pork butt into the crock-pot and sprinkle generously with salt. Pour the remaining paste over the top of the pork. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  • Transfer the pork to a bowl. Using two forks shred the pork removing any excess fat and the bone. Return the pork the crockpot. Serve on grilled corn tortillas and top with pickled red onions.
Keyword Pork, Tacos