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{slow cooker carnitas}


Happy Taco Tuesday friends!  I got another taco recipe for you today……

I call these Weda Carnitas.  Ha!  AKA the easiest carnitas you will ever make.  Healthier + wayyy easier than the traditional carnitas.  No oil or lard needed.  And they are still!  Fall-apart tender goodness!  This will take your taco Tuesday up a notch!

This recipe creates enough to feed an army, so be prepared for tacos + quesadillas + burritos all week-long.  This pork is amazing even on top of your salad.  Try it!

Look at this taco all loaded up and ready to be inhaled!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 2 oranges juiced or 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice


Here’s what you do:

In a small bowl, combine spices.  Season pork shoulder with mixture, rubbing thoroughly on all sides.

Place garlic + onions + orange juice + lime juice + seasoned pork shoulder into the slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove pork and shred.  Return shredded pork to the slow cooker.  Season with additional salt + pepper if needed.  Cover and keep warm for and additional 30 minutes.

Preheat over to boil.  Line a baking sheet with foil.

With a slotted spoon remove pork and place onto a baking sheet.  Add one ladle of slower cooker juices to the baking sheet.

Broil about 5 minutes, until crisp + crusted.

Serve immediately!

Add you fave toppings and wrap up in a warm flour tortilla….damnnn!  I’m making myself hangry typing this!



I promise your family is going to ask for these carnitas on the regular!


And just for the record…..

Green sauce enchiladas won the poll yesterday!  I’m a true green sauce gal, but every now and then I get a little wild and make red sauce enchiladas 🙂  In case you were wondering, I’m still obsessed with insta polls…lol.



Happy Taco Tuesday!

xoxo stacyb

4 thoughts on “{slow cooker carnitas}

  1. Good idea broiling the carnitas! We usually do about the same thing, but put them on the stovetop to crisp them up. But that usually means added oil (and fat and calories). I’ll be trying this next time!

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