Slow Cooker Carnitas

Yield: 15 servings ( Serving Size: 1/2 cup )
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  • 3-4 pound(s) Pork tenderloin or loin roast
  • 1 cup(s) chicken broth Or 1/2 broth or 1/2 tequila
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Smoked Spanish paprika
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
  • 2 Bay leaves


  1. Place the meat and broth in the slow cooker and cover with the SPICES.
  2. Cook on high for about 4 hours, or until the pork shreds easily ( up to 8 hours).
  3. Remove from slow cooker, reserve the liquid and shred the meat with a fork.
  4. Discard bay leaves.

  5. Optional:
  6. Place the meat on a baking sheet and crisp briefly in a 400 oven to reach desired texture. Moisten with cooking liquid as desired.
January 2014

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