Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

The easiest carnitas you will ever make right in the crockpot, cooked low and slow for the most amazing fall-apart tender pork goodness!

 

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - The easiest carnitas you will ever make in the crockpot, cooked low and slow for the most amazing fall-apart tender goodness!

 

 

I should also mention that this recipe creates enough to feed an army so be prepared to have tacos, quesadillas and burritos all week long!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt, or more, to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 pound pork shoulder, excess fat trimmed
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 onions, quartered
2 oranges, juiced
2 limes, juiced

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  • Step 1

In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Season pork shoulder with spice mixture, rubbing in thoroughly on all sides.

 

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - The easiest carnitas you will ever make in the crockpot, cooked low and slow for the most amazing fall-apart tender goodness!

 

  • Step 2

Place garlic, onions, orange juice, lime juice and seasoned pork shoulder into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

  • Step 3

Remove pork shoulder from the slow cooker and shred the meat before returning to the pot with the juices; season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed. Cover and keep warm for an additional 30 minutes.

 

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - The easiest carnitas you will ever make in the crockpot, cooked low and slow for the most amazing fall-apart tender goodness!

 

  • Step 4

Preheat oven to broil. Place carnitas onto a baking sheet and broil until crisp and crusted, about 3-4 minutes.

  • Step 5

Serve immediately.

 

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - The easiest carnitas you will ever make in the crockpot, cooked low and slow for the most amazing fall-apart tender goodness!

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