Authentic Slow Cooker Carnitas

Authentic Slow Cooker Carnitas

These are the easiest carnitas you will ever make. They are cooked in a slow cooker, and are perfection. They have an authentic flavor without all the hassle!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine spanish

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lb Pork Shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion; sliced
  • 2 oranges; quartered
  • 4 limes; quartered

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine all the seasonings together. Rub all over the pork.
  • Place pork in the slow cooker. Add onions, garlic, 3 limes, oranges around and on top of pork. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove pork from slow cooker and place on a baking sheet. Shred, and pour a cup of juices over the pork.
  • Season with Adobo seasoning and squeeze 1 lime all over the shredded pork.
  • Preheat over to 400. Add pork to the oven for 15-20 minutes, until you see the edges starting to crisp. Enjoy!

Notes

These are the easiest carnitas you will ever make. They are cooked in a slow cooker, and are perfection. They have an authentic flavor without all the hassle!
I love carnitas. It seriously might be my most favorite thing to eat. I could eat it alone, in a taco, or on a salad.
When done right the flavor is insane. However, with running a business, and having a family of 5 at home I need quick & easy dinner recipes. So, I’ve been trying out recipes and have finally perfected one!
Anything that can be made in my slow cooker is always a major win in my life. So, finding a recipe I love that is mainly made in a slow cooker is awesome.
For this recipe, you make a quick rub for the pork shoulder and place it in the Crockpot to cook all day. The key to this deliciousness is getting the right cut of meat, and adding some citrus fruits.
Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt seem to be more tender than any other cuts, and it will give you the perfect, pull apart pork you are looking for.
I add limes and oranges for a delicious and authentic citrus flavor. I also add a sliced onion and some fresh garlic for more flavor.
8 hours later, I shred the pork onto a cookie sheet. Then I sprinkle the pork with Goya’s Adobo seasoning and squeeze of lime. I place it in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes to crisp up the edges.
Perfection.
You will absolutely love this recipe for burrito bowls, tacos, or just eating it alone! Enjoy!
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