Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas 2Delicious and easy pork carnitas come out perfectly using the slow cooker.

Prep time: 15 mins

Total time: 15 mins

Serves: 8 servings

Recipe author:


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 lb boneless pork shoulder (also called pork butt), trimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced


  1. Combine spices (cumin through salt) in a small bowl, then rub mixture all over the pork. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add pork and sear for about 6 minutes total, a few minutes on each side. Transfer pork to the slow cooker. Add orange juice, lime juice, vegetable broth, chopped onion and garlic. Cover with the lid. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
  2. Remove lid and using 2 forks, shred pork (should be fall apart tender). If you like the crispy bits of meat then put some on a foil lined cookie sheet and broil for a couple minutes or until you get some crispy bites. Make sure to spoon the juices over the meat before serving.

For tacos:

  1. Fill corn tortillas with (optional) refried beans, pork, shredded cheese. top with shredded cabbage, lime juice, guacamole or avocado and hot sauce.

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