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5 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Spicy, tangy and delicious these Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are a fix it and forget it recipe that feeds a crowd has a little heat and is completely addicting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pork Carnitas, Pork Carnitas Crock Pot, Pork Carnitas Recipe, Pork Carnitas Slow Cooker, Pork Carnitas Tacos
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 221kcal

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 Tbs salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk together your chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt pepper and cinnamon and then rub on all sides of your pork shoulder.
  • Place pork in a 6-8 quart slow cooker.
  • Add in your bay leaves, garlic cloves and onions.
  • Pour in your orange juice, lime juice and chicken broth.
  • Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.
  • Once cooked, shred your pork in crockpot and cover again and let cook for about 30 minutes longer to soak up juices.
  • Remove shredded pork and place on baking sheet and broil in oven for about 5 minutes until edges get crispy.
  • Serve in your favorite dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 6.2% | Vitamin C: 9.3% | Calcium: 3.8% | Iron: 13.2%