Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
8 Hours 15 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

This slow cooker pork carnitas recipe is a perfectly simple and inexpensive way to feed a crowd. Set out a stack of warm corn tortillas along, with a few simple toppings, and allow everyone to pile on the unbelievably rich and tender pork as they please. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together water, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, and garlic in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add pork, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add onion and oranges slices, and toss to coat. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 hours. 

Step 2

Using a slotted spoon, transfer pork to a plate. Reserve cooking liquid for serving, if desired. 

Step 3

Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high. Place pork pieces in a single layer in hot oil; cook turning occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 2 minutes. Remove pork pieces, and shred. Enjoy in a charred corn tortilla with cilantro, onion, avocado, and a squeeze of fresh lime.

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