Crockpot Pork Carnitas Recipe | Yummly

Crockpot Pork Carnitas

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  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 12 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium33% DV780mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein67% DV34g
    Carbs2% DV5g
    Fiber4% DV<1g
    Calories270Calories from Fat110
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat110
    Total Carbohydrate5g2%
    Dietary Fiber<1g4%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 16 days ago
    Amazing favorite recipe!!
    Yummly User a month ago
    Flavor was great! I was out of chili powder, so I used instead 1/2 teaspoons of paprika, cayenne and Sri Racha sauce. It had a little heat and I loved that! I also didn’t have OJ and used Herdez green salsa and a small can of diced green chili’s, and used water instead of chicken broth. Would definitely make again.
    Yummly User a month ago
    Excellent and easy. I used Dole Pineapple juice and it was amazing.
    Yummly User a month ago
    needed more salt and a bit more bite.
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Super easy. Modified spices a bit to my liking. Even easier in an instapot. Highly recommended!
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    Amazing. I made a pork one exactly like recipe and a jackfruit vegan option. Both equally delicious. This is my daughter’s favorite thing in the world to eat.
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    This recipe is definitely a keeper. I added some canned chipotle pepper and sauce. This added a small kick in spice. It wasn’t hot just a nice spicy level.
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Very good, quick, easy.
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Turned out pretty good. I added Mojo sauce too. It was a little bland so after slow cooking, I added additional seasoning.
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    It was a hit with my family and it was easy to make.
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    I have made this several times and it turns out great every time! It is my go to carnita recipe.
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    delicious and feeds a ton, i only used half the recommended lime juice and made Pico de Gallo to go with them in tacos
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    Turned out great... highly recommend the broiler step to get the ends nice and crispy. May have poured too much sauce on before the broiler step because it took 15 minutes to crisp up in our oven. Husband agreed with other reviews that the cinnamon was strong but I couldn’t taste it. Made it so I could have lunch leftovers to bring to work ... making burrito bowls for leftovers. We had it for dinner in soft shell tacos. Could see this going well over salad as well!
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    Holy moly! This was by far the best carnitas I’ve ever had. I added more cumin because we love cumin. I also added all of the ingredients into the crock pot insert the night before so all I had to do in the morning was open the fridge, pull it out, and place it in the heating unit on low. When I got home it was boiling, so I opened the lid and pulled the meat. It was so tender, I didn’t need to pull the meat out of the crockpot! Then I left the lid off and let it boil for another hour before pulling the meat out and placing it under the broiler on low for about 6 minutes. My husband said this was a keeper and we will be enjoying this at least twice a month.
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    I’ve made this twice and have been so pleased with the taste. 2nd time made for company and got rave reviews on tenderness. I did not do the carnitas broiler step the 2nd time around. It is delicious both ways. The carnitas was nice for a crisper chewier element to rice bowls.
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    I loved it! Delicious and will make it again 💙
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    Yum, the whole family liked it. Putting it in the broiler on high for 10 minutes really was the finishing touch.
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    It turned out awesome!!!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Definitely a keeper recipe. Next time I will add more of the seasoning
    Yummly User a year ago
    I would add more seasoning to it, but other than that it was good.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This does have great flavour. I added a small chilli cause I like the heat. Served with Mexican slaw with cilantro lime dressing and sriracha Yummy
    Yummly User a year ago
    Nice flavor and even pleased my 13 year old!
    Yummly User a year ago
    The pork was super tender and just fell apart. The seasoning was perfect. I will definitely make again.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Great pork carnitas recipe. Simple to make, and taste terrific. Wouldn’t change anything.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Turn out great, definitely adding this one to the rotation!! Wouldn’t change a thing
    Yummly User a year ago
    AMAZING Would not change a thing
    Yummly User a year ago
    so good! I put in the rind of one of the oranges and one of the limes and it turned out amazing. my husband couldn't stop talking about how good it was. definitely making this again!
    Yummly User a year ago
    This is great, I love it! One of the few recipes I don't change at all. I do, however, recommend that you use Mexican oregano instead of regular. It's smokier and just preferable.
    Yummly User a year ago
    So delicious! didn't change anything. served on tortillas with a little cheese and fresh pico de gallo. really tender
    Yummly User a year ago
    This is delicious and easy to make. I add a garnish of cilantro on top with some crumbled queso. Keep in mind that this recipe makes a lot, so it is good for a big family(or hungry teenagers) or having people over for dinner. It also freezes well, so no worries if you're not making it for a lot of people.