Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

Pork braised in the slow cooker until very tender, then finished in the oven - delicious!
  • Ready in: 9 hours, 5 minutes
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 9 hours
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  • Servings: 6

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cooking methods

  • Slow Cooker


Serve it tonight: Sprinkle roast evenly with seasonings; place into a greased slow cooker. Add the lime and orange juice. Cover; cook on low 8-9 hours. Remove pork and shred with a fork.

Optional: Preheat oven to a broil. Place shredded pork and 1-2 cups of the juices on a greased baking pan with sides. Broil for about 5 minutes or until the edges of the pork are browned. Salt and pepper to taste.

Freeze it for later: Combine ingredients in a gallon resealable freezer bag. Seal bag and shake to combine. Label and freeze. Thaw completely. Prepare as directed above.

Serve on a bed of fresh greens with salsa, sliced jalapeños and red onions, if desired.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! Most of the time, my crockpot recipes turn out somewhat dry. This one DID NOT. It was so flavorful and tender. The whole family loved it. I even brought some over to a friend who is stuck at home due to some medical issues. She hasn't had much of an appetite but really enjoyed this.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy & Yummy! I served with tortillas and the normal taco toppings and everyone devoured it. No leftovers! Everyone said to make this again.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT for tacos! I served it on corn tortillas with black beans, cilantro, diced red onions, roasted tomatillo salsa, Sriracha Ranch dip (as a sauce), and cotija cheese. Absolute perfection and even my Mexican mother-in-law was impressed!
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I used a larger pork loin because they were on sale and I'm gad I did because the guys are going to want MORE!
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DA Bomb! Hubby's review "this is DA Bomb!" Teen put on lettuce with ranch, Simply Salsa and croutons. Hubby put in tortilla with sour cream, lettuce, Simply Salsa and chipotle. I put dry ingredients on pork in Baggie over night. Teen put in slow cooker with liquids while I was out for day. Came home to amazing aroma and fall apart delicious pork. KEEPER!
Date published: 2015-09-06
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