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Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe

Prepare time: 5 mins
Cook: 4 hr
Ready in: 4 hr 5 mins
Servings: 10 servings

Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe

These Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe are easily just as good as what you’d find in any Mexican restaurant but you get to enjoy them at a fraction of the price in the comfort of your own home! This Easy Carnitas Recipe can be made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot for foolproof Mexican pulled pork that’s juicy and flavorful. Perfect for tacos, tostadas, gorditas, burrito bowls and more! (gluten free, paleo, low carb)


For the carnitas:

  • 2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder (also known as ‘pork butt’)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup broth (chicken, beef or vegetable) *for Instant Pot cooking method only*

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