Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

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Sara Boyd Modified: March 21, 2022
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

You don’t have to line up at the store for some carnitas. Remake your own Mexican pork carnitas at home with our perfectly seasoned dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 hours 30 minutes
Total: 8 hours 45 minutes



  • lbpork shoulder blade roast,boneless, trimmed
  • 2tspkosher salt
  • black pepper,to taste
  • 6garlic cloves,cut into slivers
  • tspcumin
  • ½tspsazon,homemade or packaged
  • ¼tspdry oregano
  • ¾cupchicken broth,reduced sodium
  • 3chipotle peppers,in adobo sauce, to taste
  • 2bay leaves
  • ¼tspGoya Dry Adobo Seasoning,like


  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper.

  2. In a medium sauté pan on medium-high heat, brown the pork on all sides for 10 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  4. Using a sharp knife, insert the blade into the pork to cut small holes.

  5. Insert the garlic slivers all the way into the cut holes.

  6. Season the pork generously with cumin, adobo, sazon, and oregano.

  7. Pour the chicken broth in the crockpot, then add bay leaves and chipotle peppers.

  8. Place the pork in the slow cooker and cover.

  9. Cook on Low for 8 hours.

  10. Shred the pork using two forks, then combine well with the juices accumulated in the cooker.

  11. Remove the bay leaves, then add salt and cumin as needed.

  12. Let it cook another 15 to 30 minutes.

  13. Serve over soft tacos, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 171.86kcal
  • Fat: 8.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.42g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.65g
  • Fiber: 0.47g
  • Sugar: 0.95g
  • Protein: 21.49g
  • Cholesterol: 70.59mg
  • Sodium: 341.32mg
  • Calcium: 23.39mg
  • Potassium: 419.24mg
  • Iron: 3.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 122.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.16mg
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