Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Juicy, tender pork carnitas is so easy to make! No fuss, no hassle. Serve as tacos or burrito bowls. So easy, so so good.

Pork Carnitas

With how busy Matt and I are, we don’t have time to make good food! Slow cooker meals have now become our favorite way to make dinner.
We made pork carnitas the other night and they were to die for! Matt loves his Mexican food! Give this a try!

Pork Carnitas


1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds of pork shoulder
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 onion, quartered
1 orange juiced
1 lime juiced

Pork Carnitas



1. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Season the pork loin with spice mixture, rubbing it thoroughly on all sides.

2. Place pork loin, garlic, onions, orange juice, and lime juice into the slow cooker.

3. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours.

4. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat before returning to the pot with juices. Season with salt and keep warm for 30 additional minutes.

5. We took the tortillas and heated them in a pan and melted the cheese on top. Then added lettuce, pork, tomatoes, sour cream, and squeezed lime juice to taste. They were delicious!
















25 thoughts on “Pork Carnitas”

  1. Oh my goodness, do these ever look fantastic!! I love anything that I can throw in the slow cooker too!

    Pinning this one to my Deliberate Crockpot board.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  2. Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #TheWeekendSocial. We love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on KitchenDreaming.com. We have pinned, stumbled & shared your link across our Social Media, FB, G+ and Twitter.

  3. That looks yummy and seems so so simple too. Definitely a fan of the slow cooker. Will be pinning this!
    Thanks for linking up with the #bestoftheblogosphere

  4. Hi Cassie! Yum! These look delicious. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring these at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you girls again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  5. That looks delicious. My slow cooker is definitely a friend on busy days, especially through these winter months. Trying these for sure. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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