Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe
How To Make Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas
Carnitas is a Mexican favorite meal that’s crispy, tender, and worth every single calorie. Enjoy this simple slow cooker carnitas recipe at home.
Rinse and dry the pork shoulder with a paper towel. Place the pork in a slow cooker bowl and add in the oil, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and brown sugar on the pork.
Rub seasoning all over pork; top with the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Add in the tomatoes and squeeze the lime juices over the pork. Mix everything together until well combined.
Cover and cook on low for on high for 4 to 6 hours. Once the meat is fork-tender and falling apart, remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly before pulling apart with 2 forks.
Place the carnitas (shredded meat) onto a baking tray; drizzle with sauce from the slow cooker; add the ancho chiles (poblano peppers) and allow to grill/broil in a preheated oven on medium-high settings until golden and crispy.
Alternatively, place shredded pork into a skillet and fry until crispy with the chile slices over medium-high heat.
- Calories: 805.50kcal
- Fat: 57.75g
- Saturated Fat: 19.32g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 26.09g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.52g
- Carbohydrates: 16.26g
- Fiber: 4.00g
- Sugar: 6.24g
- Protein: 54.37g
- Cholesterol: 214.70mg
- Sodium: 1007.16mg
- Calcium: 101.98mg
- Potassium: 1346.31mg
- Iron: 5.42mg
- Vitamin A: 122.56µg
- Vitamin C: 23.76mg