Crock Pot Carnitas

READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
Recipe by Wheres_the_Beef

This is an easy way to make delicious Carnitas (Mexican style shredded pork) in a crock pot. Serve with flour or corn tortillas, taco chips, refried beans, salsa, shredded cheese, etc.

Top Review by grill2310

Originally from California and can't find any decent Carnitas where I live in Connecticut. These are very good Carnitas, the only modification I made was to pull them apart with a fork into smaller pieces and then put in the oven, under the broiler, to crisp them up. They turned out great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add hot chicken broth to crock pot.
  2. Add spices and lime juice to crock pot and mix well into chicken broth.
  3. Add pork to crock pot.
  4. Cover and cook on High for 4 to 6 hours or until most of water is reduced and a thick gravy like sauce forms.
  5. Shred meat and mix into thickened cooking sauces.

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