Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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  • 3 pound(s) boneless pork shoulder , trimmed
  • 10 clove(s) garlic sliced
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup(s) orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce drained,chopped
  • 20 6 inch flour or corn tortillas
  • 2/3 cup(s) onion chopped
  • 2/3 bottled salsa
  • 2/3 cup(s) fresh cilantro chopped
  • 10 lime wedges


  1. 1. Make 1/2 inch deep slits on outside of roast, stuff with garlic. Combine cumin and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Place roast in a 3 1/2 qt slow cooker. Sprinkle pork on all sides with spice mixture.
  2. 2. Combine juices and chipotle chiles. Pour juice over pork. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until pork is tender.
  3. 3. Remove pork from slow cooker, shred meat with 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Combine shredded pork and 1/2 cup cooking liquid in a medium bowl; toss well.
  4. 4. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
  5. 5. Spoon 1 1/2 ounces pork mixture onto each tortilla; top with onion, salsa and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
September 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by reedcheryla and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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