Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe | Yummly

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder (excess fat trimmed)
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 2 onions (quartered)
  • 2 oranges (juiced)
  • 2 limes (juiced)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium33% DV780mg
    Fat25% DV16g
    Protein92% DV47g
    Carbs5% DV14g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories390Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate14g5%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C80%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Marlene 4 months ago
    Not enough liquid to make the meat fall off bone. But ok flavor, I added cilantro to the juices at end
    Megan 4 months ago
    My family loves this recipe. We have it as carnitas and then put bbq sauce on it as pulled pork sandwiches for another meal. So so good!!!
    Scott M. 7 months ago
    It’s a bit bland, I added 4 heaping table spoons of diced jalapeños for last 2 hours. Helped it tremendously.
    MannyMannicle a year ago
    kind of bland, I would add more seasoning.
    It came out so tender. My kids loved it. Literally cooked in high for four hours.😀
    KayPrime a year ago
    This was delicious! Throwing it in the broiler at the end is really brilliant and gives it the crispiness of an open flame. I threw in a packet of taco seasoning for the last 30 min in the slow cooker and it really added a layer of flavor with the sweetness of the citrus. I tossed with cilantro, lime, and a little reserved juice from the slow cooker after taking it out of the broiler. I felt like I was eating yummy street tacos! My only issue with this dish is that trying to shred hot pork shoulder is labor intensive and time consuming. Totally worth it but not something I'm going to make often because of it.
    vance holst a year ago
    easy and delicious....what more could you ask
    Gisella Gomez a year ago
    Supper yummy!! The flavor of spices mixed with juices of lime and oranges is delish! Not spicy at all so perfect for kids to likewise add cayenne pepper for spicy flavor
    Kimberlie 2 years ago
    love these just as described
    Rachel B. 2 years ago
    love this recipe!!! easy to make and delicious!!!
    Amazing!! I love this recipe and it’s super easy!
    Scott 2 years ago
    Super easy, doesn’t require my attention, and wonderfully delicious. What’s not to love? Make restaurant-quality tacos at home this way.
    Carla Dalton 2 years ago
    I will make it again
    DeBe 2 years ago
    Super delicious ... A new favorite!
    Kendrick Williams 2 years ago
    Delicious with some cilantro lime rice!
    G 2 years ago
    Was amazing... upped the seasonings and added a can of fire roasted (mild) chiles after shredding. Sprayed with coconut oil before broiling and upped the broiling time for real crispness (don’t skip this step!).
    Sam 2 years ago
    This was delicious and super easy to make. It had the right amount of kick to it without being overly spicy. I’ll be making this again for sure.
    Meyoung A. 2 years ago
    Love this super simple but amazing recipe!
    Robyn 2 years ago
    Very easy recipe came out delicious and pretty much shredded in the pot while cooking. I didn’t have any oranges or lime so I used lemon and habanero jelly.
    Niki Metzger 2 years ago
    Love pork carnitas, and this recipe is fantastic!!!!
    Christine M. 2 years ago
    Made this twice now. absolutely delicious.
    Van De Stroet 2 years ago
    Amazing! So good. My husband gave it a 10.
    Lisa Rowland 2 years ago
    This was very good. The only modification I made is I put it in a cast-iron skillet to brown it rather than the oven. Are used a little butter and olive oil, which made it not as healthy, but boy was it delicious.
    Shannon R 2 years ago
    Delicious. Whole family enjoyed it, will make it again.
    Angela 2 years ago
    Loved it! Have made it twice.
    MB 2 years ago
    It was good. Too much lime and a little bit underseasoned. Adjust seasonings to taste. But otherwise good. Makes a lot as written...we were able to make quesadillas, burritos and more quesadillas.
    Laurel 3 years ago
    Awesome! So easy. The carnitas cooked nicely in the crock pot all day and was ready by game time. I added a can of Hatch diced green chilies just to give it that authentic New Mexico flavor.
    Jody 3 years ago
    Fantastic Delicious will definitely make again.
    Bernadette J. 3 years ago
    Great taste and easy to make. It's a weekly staple in my house!
    Jessica Ancheta 3 years ago
    This dish was delicious! made it as directed, then served over cilantro lime rice, salsa, lettuce, green onions, and avocado. So yummy. I'm not a huge fan of cumin so I'll put in 1 tsp next time.