Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco or turn it into a burrito bowl!
Yield: 11 servings
4.96 from 24 votes

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time: 8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco or turn it into a burrito bowl!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds trimmed (boneless pork shoulder blade roast)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 6 cloves garlic (cut into sliver)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sazon (homemade or packaged)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (to taste)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry adobo seasoning (I used Goya)

Instructions

  • Season pork with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium sauté pan on medium-high heat, brown pork on all sides for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Using a sharp knife, insert blade into pork, cutting small holes and insert garlic slivers all the way in so you no longer see them.
  • Season pork generously with cumin, adobo, sazon, oregano all over.
  • Pour chicken broth in the crockpot, add bay leaves and chipotle peppers.
  • Place pork in crock pot and cover.
  • Cook low for 8 hours.
  • After 8 hours, shred pork using two forks and combine well with the juices that accumulated at the bottom.
  • Remove bay leaves and adjust salt and cumin as needed.
  • Let it cook another 15-30 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 397mg
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 4