Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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Oh. My. Goodness. These slow cooker pork carnitas are AMAZING! Juicy, packed with flavor, and so easy to put together!
Serves: 8
  • 3-4 lb pork roast (shoulder, butt or loin)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • juice from one lime
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (or 2 Tbsp orange juice concentrate + 3/8 cup water)
  1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  3. Pull pork apart, removing any excess fat.
  4. Serve either as a rice bowl or in tortillas, and top with cilantro and sour cream.
Recipe by Lauren Greutman at