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Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow cooker carnitas are tender, juicy, and can be used in so many ways. Make this delicious Mexican pork recipe in just a few steps!
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword carnitas, pork shoulded, slow cooker carnitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
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Servings 8 people
Calories 265kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large measuring cup, add the chicken stock, orange, lime, cumin, chilli powder, oregano, salt and black pepper. Stir everything well to combine. Set aside.
  • Place the pork shoulder chunks, onions and garlic in the slow cooker.
  • Pour over the chicken broth mixture and add in the bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  • Shred meat with two forks directly in the slow cooker using 2 forks. Set your oven to broil.
  • Remove all the meat from the slow cooker and transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet, discard the bay leaves and ladle some of the sauce on top.
  • Broil the meat for 10 minutes, stirring the pork after 5 minutes in the oven.
  • Serve on tortillas with guacamole, salsa and lime.

Nutrition

Serving: 18 | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g