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.
Servings: 8 people
- 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
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.
Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.4mg