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Crock Pot Pork carnitas
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5 from 2 votes

Pork Carnitas

This recipe is great because all it needs is spices you (most likely) have in your pantry and three more ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crock pot pork carnitas, pork carnitas, slow cooker pork carnitas
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 3 pounds pork roast or loin
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder you can use regular chili powder also
  • Tortillas to serve


  • Combine all dry ingredients in bowl.
  • Place pork in crock pot.
  • Coat pork with rub.
  • Pour orange juice over meat.
  • Add onions on top of meat and around.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours .
  • Shred meat with two forks directly in the slow cooker (or take out, shred, and replace in sauce). It should fall apart easily.
  • Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the shredded meat on the cooking sheet and pour a few spoonfuls of sauce over the top. Broil for 5-10 minutes or until you get browned edges on the pork.
  • Serve on tortillas or taco shells.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg