Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - an easy Mexican recipe
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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

These slow cooker pork carnitas are tender, juicy and full of flavor - ideal for serving in warm corn tortillas on taco night! 
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword carnitas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 173kcal
Author Liz DellaCroce

Ingredients

  • 3 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Nature's Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • warmed corn tortillas optional to serve

Instructions

  • Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker and sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder and oregano. Top with orange juice, lime juice and apple cider vinegar. Cook on High for 4 Hours or Low for 8 Hours.
  • When you're ready to serve the pork, carefully shred the pork using two forks. Turn your broiler on High and place the shredded pork on a large baking sheet. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until pork ends get nice and crispy. You can broil a bit more depending on how crispy you like your carnitas. Serve warm over rice or in corn tortillas. 

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22.4g | Fat: 8.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 668mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.1g