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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

These deliciously flavored pork carnitas are cooked to perfection in the slow cooker for several hours. Then cooked on the skillet to get that perfect crunch while keeping the meat juicy!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crockpot, Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Servings: 6 -8


  • 3-4 lb Blade Pork Roast (boneless pork shoulder)
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS table salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 TBS cumin
  • 1 TBS oregano
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 TBS minced garlic
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 1 TBS vegetable oil

Optional Taco Ingredients:

  • Small tortillas
  • cilantro
  • salsa


  • Pat your pork roast dry with paper towels.
  • Rub your pork down with your olive oil.
  • Then coat pork roast with salt, pepper, cumin and oregano.
  • Place your pork roast in your slow cooker.
  • Pour your orange juice over the top of your roast.
  • Spread onions, garlic and green chiles over the top of the roast.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 5-6 hours.
  • Remove pork from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. (Remove big pieces of fat and discard)
  • In a large saute pan, heat your vegetable oil over medium high heat.
  • Add your shredded pork and cook until the bottoms of your pork and nice and crispy.
  • Serve immediately.