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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Calories 12kcal


  • 4 pound pork shoulder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ yellow or white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 8 oz enchilada sauce
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup orange juice


  • Cut pork shoulder into 2-3 inch cubes
  • Mix together spices and rub into pork
  • Optional: Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet and cook pork on each side until browned, about 3-4 minutes
  • Add pork to slow cooker
  • Peel onion and garlic and cut into large chunks, seed and dice jalapeño and do the same
  • Chop in food processor, blender or chopper until very finely diced
  • Spred over top of pork
  • Mix together enchilada sauce, orange juice and broth
  • Pour over pork and cover and cook on low for about 7-8 hours until pork is fully cooked
  • Remove pork, shred
  • Optional: Place in a cast iron skillet with a thin layer of canola oil and fry until crispy


Calories: 12kcal