Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
By :Instant Brands Culinary Team
Dare we say the most perfect slow cooker meal ever? These easy pork carnitas are the best dump-and-go recipe that results in tender, juicy, flavorful pork every time!
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Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Appetizer, Dinner
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Saute
Main Ingredient Pork
Home Category Appetizer, Dinner
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Passive Time 8 Hours
Servings
5-6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs. boneless skinless pork shoulder or pork butt, cut into 4-inch chunks
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 8 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 navel oranges, juiced
  • 2 leaves bay
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, plus more as needed
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Appetizer, Dinner
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Saute
Main Ingredient Pork
Home Category Appetizer, Dinner
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 7 Hours 45 Minutes
Passive Time 8 Hours
Servings
5-6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs. boneless skinless pork shoulder or pork butt, cut into 4-inch chunks
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 8 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 navel oranges, juiced
  • 2 leaves bay
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, plus more as needed
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Instructions
  1. Season the sliced pork with the salt and the pepper, making sure to coat all sides.
  2. Place in the slow cooker, fat side up. This allows for the fat to drip down and confit, making a juicy final product.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker. Place the lid and slow cook on High for 7 Hours.
  4. After 7 Hours, remove the lid and turn off the slow cooker. Shred the pork with a fork. Place all the contents in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Press Sauté for 30 Minutes. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a quarter of the shredded pork. Sauté undisturbed until browned, about 8 minutes. Remove from the pan and toss with leftover sauce to stay juicy. Continue working in batches until all pork is lightly golden.
  6. Serve with warmed tortillas, jalapenos, cilantro, and diced white onion. Enjoy!