Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

Published on January 5, 2016 By Lauren

carnitas recipe

Oh. My. Goodness. This slow cooker pork carnitas recipe is AMAZING! Juicy, packed with flavor, and so easy to put together! So there are only 9 ingredients, and you throw it all in the slow cooker. Piece of cake, right?

You can serve these either as a rice bowl or in tortillas. For these, corn tortillas work best. Fry them in some hot oil first to get the tortillas cooked and a little crunchy, but not to the point where they will break with you fold them.

Oh, and one more thing – save leftovers. I don't know why, but the next day, these taste even better! I just ate some for lunch. Dee-lish!!

And if you like this one, you might be interested in 40 other slow cooker dump recipes that are AMAZING!

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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Serves: 8
 
Oh. My. Goodness. These slow cooker pork carnitas are AMAZING! Juicy, packed with flavor, and so easy to put together!
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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.

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