Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas – Flavorful, juicy pork that cooks all day in your crockpot. Serve over corn tortillas with all of your favorite toppings for a delicious, easy dinner.

A dish is filled with shredded pork, topped with cilantro

Hey there, friends. I’ve got a quick post for y’all today. We have family in town, so we are enjoying playing tourist and showing them around the island.

Today we went and toured Kualoa Ranch and got to see some of the places where big movies were filmed, including “Jurassic World!” I can’t brag too much about that one, though, since I haven’t even seen the movie yet. 😉

We did see locations from “50 First Dates” and part of the submarine out of “Lost,” which was pretty cool, too!

A corn tortilla filled with shredded pork, avocado, sour cream, and cilantro on a white plate

Even though I’m kind of taking a blogging vay-cay right now, I still wanted to get this slow cooker pork carnitas recipe out to y’all today because I’m pretty excited about it.

Carnitas are something I crave, so after playing around with this recipe and getting it the way I like, I’m glad I can make these at home instead of always relying on my favorite Mexican food truck! 😉

Traditionally, slow cooker pork carnitas are a little crispy so you can always broil these in the oven after you cook them in the crockpot. I don’t mind them being juicy, so I tend to skip that. Totally up to you, though!

Serve these in some corn tortillas with whatever toppings you’d like. A little cabbage slaw, avocado, cilantro, salsa, etc. are all good!

A dish is filled with shredded pork, topped with cilantro
5 from 30 ratings

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 20 mins
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - Flavorful, juicy pork that cooks all day in your crockpot. Serve over corn tortillas with all of your favorite toppings for a delicious, easy dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds boneless pork roast,, cut into 3-4 large pieces
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves,, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce,, chopped + 2 tsp sauce from can
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions
 

  • With a sharp knife, trim excess fat from pork. Liberally season all sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl combine paprika, cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, and chili powder. Sprinkle evenly over all sides of pork.
  • Add chicken broth, chipotle peppers, and sauce to bowl of slow cooker. Place pork on top and cover with lid. Cook on low heat for 8 hours, until pork is tender.
  • Shred pork and mix with remaining juices and chopped cilantro. Serve over corn tortillas with salsa, avocado, and more cilantro if desired.

Notes

Use this meat to make Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowls!
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main
Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 373mg, Vitamin A: 235IU, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.9mg
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