Slow Cooker Carnitas (Mexican Style Shredded Pork)

Slow Cooker Carnitas is great for anything from sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos and more.  Make this is on a Sunday and you can eat delicious carnitas all week long!

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  This recipe for juicy, tender, mouth-watering Slow Cooker carnitas (Mexican style shredded pork) is great for anything from sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos and more.  Make this is on a Sunday and you can eat delicious carnitas all week long!

Slow Cooker Carnitas | Delish D'Lites

Of all the things I love making in a slow cooker, pork shoulder has to be my favorite.  The moist, low and slow heat of a slow cooker was meant for tough cuts of meat like pork shoulder.  Smothered in a flavorful marinade and cooked until melting tender, my slow cooker carnitas are a thing that dreams are made of.  Luscious fall-off-the-bone pork, flavored with garlic, onion, orange and spices; doesn’t that sound amazing?

ingredients

One 4-5 pound pork shoulder
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 cup orange juice
5-6 garlic cloves
3/4 cup diced onion (about 1/2 an onion)

directions

Slow Cooker Carnitas | Delish D'Lites

Add the onion, garlic, dried oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, and orange juice into a food processor or blender.  Process to form an aromatic paste.

Slow Cooker Carnitas | Delish D'Lites

Pour the marinade all over the pork shoulder.

Slow Cooker Carnitas | Delish D'Lites

Place the pork shoulder into the slow cooker, then cook on low for 8-9 hours or 6-7 hours on high.  When it’s done, remove the pork shoulder from the slow cooker and shred it with 2 forks.  Remove any bones, cartilage and fat.

Slow Cooker Carnitas | Delish D'Lites

Slow Cooker Carnitas | Delish D'Lites

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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe Type : Mexican Author: Delish D'Lites Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hours 10 mins Serves: 6-8
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup diced onion about 1/2 an onion

Instructions

  1. Add the onion, garlic, dried oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, and orange juice into a food processor or blender.
  2. Process to form an aromatic paste.
  3. Pour the marinade all over the pork shoulder.
  4. Place the pork shoulder into the slow cooker, then cook on low for 8-9 hours or 6-7 hours on high.
  5. When it's done, remove the pork shoulder from the slow cooker and shred it with 2 forks. Remove any bones, cartilage and fat.

 

Slow Cooker Carnitas (Mexican Style Shredded Pork)

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.