Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

Published on January 5, 2016 By Lauren
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    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.

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    Ok back to the recipe at hand…

    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!


    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!
    • 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.

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