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


  • 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


  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.