Crockpot Carnitas

Introduction: Crockpot Carnitas

About: My name is Andrew and I just really enjoy creating/building things. I love me some Star Wars... and other nerdy things. I also love the Outdoors and anything that deals with being outside.

Easy carnitas made in the crockpot!

Ingredients - 4-5lb pork shoulder
12 oz BEER (your choice)
1/2 cup taco seasoning
1 lime
1 lemon
1 onion diced
5 cloves of garlic minced
3 tbsp oregano
2 Tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp cumin
6 bay leaves
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chili powder

Step 1: Prep the Rub

combine olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, cumin then rub all over the pork. place the pork inside the crock pot.

Step 2: Add the Rest of the Ingredients

I used a lot of onions in mine ut the recipe only calls for 1 onion diced. add the onions, garlic, Beer, lemon, chili powder, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, and onion powder. Cook at high for 4-6 hours and low for 8-10 hours (until you can tear it apart with your fork).

Step 3: Serve!

Serve with tortillas, and your favorite fixings :) if you want them to have a little crisp to them place them on a oven pan and broil them until they are golden brown!!!

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    6 years ago

    thanks for this. I'm fortunate to live close to several outstanding carnitas restaurants, but I've bookmarked the recipe for when carnitas isn't so easily available.

    Also, I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but my favorite way to eat carnitas at home is on top of a bowl of sticky white rice (calrose) with a liberal dash of shoyu. That salty soy flavor goes well with the meat and the fat.


    7 years ago

    better than deep fried


    Reply 7 years ago

    Nothing is better than deep fried lol