Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe
Slow Cooker Carnitas. An easy, flavorful, healthy meal made in the crockpot. Tender pork served in your favorite tortilla and topped with a homemade salsa? Gimme!
Servings: 4 people
- 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder fat trimmed as best as possible
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt more to less to taste (I use about 1 teaspoon)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice about 1/2 orange
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 lime
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon about 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
In a small bowl, whisk together spices, then stir in the oil.
Rub half the spice mixture on one side of the pork.
Flip over and rub the rest of the spice mixture on the other side.
Whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, soy sauce, and vinegar.
Grease a crockpot and pour in half of the juice mixture.
Place the pork in the crockpot and pour the rest of the juice over the top.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Shred pork using two forks.
Serve and enjoy!
Take 5 seconds to . We greatly appreciate it!
*If you're gluten free, be sure to use a GF soy sauce or tamari instead!
**Nutritional information is for 1/4th of the carnitas mixture, but depending on what you're using it for (salads, tacos, nachos, etc) - it could definitely serve more than 4!
Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3.1mg