Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe
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.
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!
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!
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
- 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
- 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.
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oh my goodness, I might have to bump up our taco tuesday plans to monday and make this instead! It looks SO good!!
I love it when family come to visit. It’s the only time I play tourist and visit places I wouldn’t normally go to! I live in Italy near Venice but the only time I go there is when we have house guests!! This slow cooked pork looks so good. I recently bought a slow-cooker so want to make this asap!
These carnitas look perfect! I haven’t made pulled pork in my crockpot in years. Totally going to have to do it soon now!!
This recipe looks super flavorful and moist, but also super easy which I love! Looking forward to making this 🙂
My son would buy this flavor packet to make these but I made them using this recipe and we couldn’t get enough. It’s not summer in fact it’s cold but we’re having pork carnitas for dinner with black bean and lime cilantro rice. Yum yum
Yay Tami! So glad to hear that y’all enjoyed these!
Im still looking for that perfect slow cookes pork carnitas recipe. This looks fantastic – really looking forward to trying it!
A sélow cooker is perfect for recipes, like this and your flavourings sound delicious, wonderful recipe.
This will be gobbled up by my family!
Looks soooooo delicious my mouth is truly watering right now. YUM!
I love pork carnitas, and have always made them in the oven- this sounds like a great alternative! And I love the suggestion of adding slaw on top. Delicious!
I love pork carnitas! I have to make this recipe for dinner ASAP!
I love carnitas and we do ours in the oven but I would love to do mine in the crock pot to keep the temp in my house down over the summer!
I’m loving the flavor profile and ease of this slow cooker rendition of one of our family’s favorites! Thanks so much for sharing this with us; our kids are going to love it!!!
Pork carnitas in a slow cooker? Love this and how perfect for guests or any busy night. We’ll eat this for days 🙂
How fun! I love it when family is in town (or on the Island!) enjoy!! This pork looks fantastic, all I need right now is a tortilla to wrap it all up!
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas is totally my kind of meal! I love a good slow cooker dish that’s flavor-loaded! YUM!
Ive never tried carnitas in the slow cooker! What a great idea!
Printing this recipe now!! I can’t wait to make this next week! Such great flavors in the seasoning and definitely so many great meals to make from it. Love this!
Can I brown the pork the night before and put back in the fridge over night? Morning are always hectic….
Hi Sara! I haven’t ever done it the night before, but I don’t see how that would be a problem. Let me know if you give it a try!
Such a perfect recipe for summer or any time of year! It would be awesome for a party, too!
Nothing better than slow cooked pork! Sounds so delicious!
Yum! Never actually made carnitas, but I love tacos of all kinds so I’m pretty sure I need to try these soon!
We all need blogging breaks and the summe ris the perfect time to do it! Enjoy your family! I can’t wait to try this slow cooker recipe for my family.
Love this meal, and the fact that it’s made in the crock pot is even better!
Enjoy your summer vacay!!
I could eat pork carnitas each and every day! And in the slow cooker? Music to my ears!