Crock-Pot Pork Carnitas


With school back in session and three kids to feed, cooking with a crock-pot has become a weekly routine. If we know the coming week is going to be busy, we usually have two going on Sunday. Let’s face it, my weekends are packed with either catching up on some housecleaning, laundry or just having fun with the kids. The last thing I want to spend time on is prepping meals for the week. This is an easy, no fuss way of doing that. One of our favorite dishes is pork tacos.

Here is a simple recipe for Crock-Pot Carnitas.


What you’ll need:

3lb pork shoulder roast

Salt (to taste) I used 1/4 tsp.

Pepper (to taste) I used 1/4 tsp.

 2 Bay leaves

1.5 tsp. minced Garlic

1 Orange

1 Lemon

1 tsp. Chipotle powder

(I used 1 tsp. green chile seasoning I bought in New Mexico)


Cut up onion and place at the bottom of crock-pot


Rub dry ingredients and garlic all over roast. Place roast in pot fat side up


Squeeze juice of one orange all over roast. Slice lemon and place slices inside pot


Cook on low for 8 hours


Shred roast with 2 forks (the roast should fall apart on its own)


This recipe is great not only for tacos, but you can also make shredded pork burritos or now that football season has started, how great would this be for nachos?  Add your favorite toppings or salsa and this dish is sure to be a hit with your family.


One Response to Crock-Pot Pork Carnitas

  1. Stephanie
    Stephanie September 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Carnitas!! Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

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