Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas


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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are the ultimate of taco fillings! Shredded pork is perfectly seasoned and slow cooked with a hint of tangy citrus making for the best school night taco Tuesday!


– 3 lbs Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt – 5 tablespoon Vegetable Oil  – 5 cloves Garlic Peeled – 1 Bay Leaf – 1 Onion – 3 cups Orange Juice – ⅓ cup Lime Juice – 14.5 oz Beef Broth  – 1 tsp Salt


Preheat a large pot or skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Sear all sides of pork shoulder to till you get a brown crust to seal in the juices.

Sear the Pork



Transfer pork to a crockpot and pour in orange juice. Add in enough beef broth to cover your meat the rest of the way.

Add to Crockpot


Place bay leaf, garlic cloves, and quartered yellow onion in crockpot. Cook Carnitas on low for 4-5 hours.

Slow Cook


Remove and shred meat only, using tongs or two forks, into bite-sized pieces. It does not have to be completely uniform. Serve in tortillas!

Shred and Serve