Crockpot Pork Carnitas

Ready to have your mind blown?!? This tender, juicy and flavorful pork will do just that! It’s incredible and can be used in so many ways!
🌮Tacos
🥗Taco Salad
🧀BBQ Sandwich
🍚Indian Food Inspired Flavors
🥪Cuban Sandwiches
🍲Protein Choice in Soup
🌯Burrito
🌶Nachos
🧀Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese
🍞Grilled Cheese
🍕On a Pizza
🍠Stuffed Sweet Potato

Ingredients

  • 7-8lb bone-in pork shoulder butt roast (4-5lb boneless)
  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 lime, zested & juiced
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • Recipe

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat in a large skillet. Sear pork on all sides until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer into a 5 quart or larger Crockpot. Whisk together dry herbs and zest of the orange and lime. Sprinkle and pat herb/zest mix on the top and sides of the pork. Carefully pour 1/2 cup water and orange and lime juices around the pork. Top with onion, garlic and jalapeno. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 or until pork easily shreds with a fork. Carefully transfer the cooked pork to a cutting board. Shred and remove the bone and any excess fat. Return the meat to the Crockpot, toss with juices and cook on low for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 450°F. To a sheet pan, add desired amount of shredded pork in an even layer. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of the Crockpot juices juices, and bake for 15 minutes. Broil 1-3 minutes, or to desired crispness. For tacos, toast tortillas on a griddle or skillet on one side, flip, add shredded cheese and pork. Fold into a taco and toast on both sides. It’s also excellent over a salad, rice, in a sandwich or as a burrito.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1 cup: 305 calories, 18g fat, 1g carbs, 34g protein

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    Ready to have your mind blown?!? This tender, juicy and flavorful pork will do just that! It’s incredible and can be used in so many ways!
    🌮Tacos
    🥗Taco Salad
    🧀BBQ Sandwich
    🍚Indian Food Inspired Flavors
    🥪Cuban Sandwiches
    🍲Protein Choice in Soup
    🌯Burrito
    🌶Nachos
    🧀Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese
    🍞Grilled Cheese
    🍕On a Pizza
    🍠Stuffed Sweet Potato