Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

My husband and I love Carnitas, we just like them spicy! This is a crock pot recipe you finish off in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pork in crock pot.
  2. Add everything else.
  3. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8.
  4. You want the pork fork tender so you can pull it apart using 2 forks.
  5. When done place a large mixing bowl on the counter and center a collander.
  6. Strain the juice from the pork mixture and reserve.
  7. Return meat mixture to the crock pot and pull the pork apart, leaving small chunks.
  8. Keep crock pot on warm.
  9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  10. Place pulled pork in a baking pan-single layer.
  11. Add enough reserved juice to moisten.
  12. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the meat just starts to brown.
  13. Remove.
  14. Serve with hot corn tortillas (I fry mine keeping them soft), sour cream, guac, cheese -- whatever lights your candle.
  15. This recipe serves 4 for a meal, 6 for a snack.