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Pork Carnitas

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

Our take on classic carnitas! Great for tacos, nachos, quesadillas and so much more!

Tacos are one of my all time favorites, and I often find myself taking the 'easy route' of going out and paying for some that don't even compare to the real thing. But this recipe is not only easy to make, but tastes authentic! Not to mention it is way better for you then a stop at your local Taco Bell!

My favorite way to eat Pork Carnitas, is in a warm corn tortilla and topped with Pico De Gallo and the juice of a lime wedge. Simple, easy, and delicious!

Pork Carnitas

Everything you will need!

This recipe is cooked using a crockpot.

  • 3 Pound Pork Roast

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 2 Tablespoons Oregano

  • 1 Large Onion, Chopped

  • 5 Garlic Cloves, or 3 Tablespoons Minced Garlic

  • 4 Tablespoons Lime Juice

  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice

  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth

  • 2 Bay Leaves

Lets get cooking!

  1. Pat pork Roast dry with paper towel, and season all sides with salt, pepper and oregano.

  2. In crockpot, add onions, garlic, lime juice, orange juice, chicken broth, and bay leaves. Stir together.

  3. Nestle roast in your broth mixture, and cover. Set crockpot to low, and leave for 5 hours.

  4. Once cook time has ended, remove roast from juice and shred.

  5. Take shredded pork and half of the liquid from the crockpot and place on a sheet pan.

  6. Place in oven and broil for 5-6 minutes, or until meat starts to brown and look golden. Stir meat and allow to golden for around 5 more minutes. (Keep on eye on it at this stage, as it can cook rather quickly.)

  7. And you are done! Place in warm corn tortilla, add your favorite salsa and a squeeze of lime for that perfect bite!

Please let us know if you enjoyed this recipe, and feel free to share it with your favorite people!

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