Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas

Grass-Fed Beef Slow Cooker Carnitas with Cassava Flour Tortillas

Growing up in Southern California, I am keenly aware that tacos = life. Out of all the taco fillings to love, carnitas have always been my favorite! Traditionally carnitas are made with pork, but this spin uses grass-fed beef. Regardless, whether it's beef or pork, give me some tender, shredded goodness on a tortilla and I'll be your friend for life.

This recipe is such an easy, low-maintenance meal. Just throw a few things into your slow cooker, let it cook all day, and you're left with amazing tacos and lots of leftovers!

Slow Cooker Crockpot Beef Carnitas

I'm wrapping up this goodness in some homemade cassava tortillas with cassava flour from Otto's Naturals. The recipe is on the back of the bag (I encourage weighing the ingredients on this one). They are super simple and quick to make, grain-free, and if you ask me, they're better than both corn and flour tortillas! WHAT? I know...hard to believe. It requires investing in one of these tortilla presses, but it's such a money-saver over buying them pre-made at the store every time. Plus, it's fun! 

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Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas


• 1.5 - 2 pounds flank steak (preferably grass-fed)

• 2 tsp chili powder

• 1 tsp cumin

• 1/4 tsp onion powder

• 1/4 tsp garlic powder

• 1 tsp salt

• 1/2 tsp black pepper

• 1 chopped yellow onion

• 1/4 cup lime juice

• 1/4 cup avocado oil



1. Combine all of the spices and mix.

2. Rub the meat with the spice mixture and then place in the bottom of your slow cooker.

3. Cover the meat with the chopped onion, lime juice and avocado oil.

4. Cover and cook for at least 8 hours or until tender and can be shredded with two forks. (Time may vary based on your slow cooker.) 

5. Shred the meat with two forks and let it cook in the juices for 15-30 minutes longer.

6. Serve with grain-free cassava tortillas and your choice of fillings like: avocado, guacamole, tomatoes, cilantro, salsa, lime, etc!


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