Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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!
Servings Prep Time
5-6Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7 Hours45 Minutes 8 Hours
Servings Prep Time
5-6Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7 Hours45 Minutes 8 Hours
Ingredients
  • 4lbs. boneless skinless pork shoulderor pork butt, cut into 4-inch chunks
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 2tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1tbsp dried oregano
  • 1tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 8garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 navel oranges, juiced
  • 2leaves bay
  • ¼cup vegetable oil, plus more as needed
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!