An easy crockpot pork carnitas recipe!

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This pork carnitas recipe is a favorite since it takes only a few simple steps before you have an amazing meal! We recommend using larger portions so that you can enjoy leftovers for the whole family.

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3 Lb Pork loin boneless center cut roast
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp Cumin powder
1 Tsp Sea salt
1/2 Tsp Dried oregano leaves
1/2 Tsp Coriander, ground
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 Cup Chicken stock


step #1

Before you begin, we recommend that you visit How to Choose a Piece of Pork to find the right cut!

step #2

Mix together all the seasonings in a small bowl.

step #3

Rub the seasoning mixture over the pork roast using your hands and making sure entire roast is coated.

step #4

Place the pork roast in a crockpot; pour the chicken broth around the sides of the roast being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.

step #5

Cover and cook on low 10 hours; turn the roast after it has cooked 5 hours.

step #6

Shred the pork with 2 forks and serve. Use the broth to moisten meat if needed, otherwise, discard any remaining broth.

step #7

Ready to serve!


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Did you know?

Carnitas translates to “little meats” and originates from the Michoacan region of Mexico. Traditional carnitas use heavily marbled pieces of pork and allow the meat simmer for extended periods of time and are traditionally served with tacos.

If you’ve enjoyed Janeva’s easy crockpot pork carnitas, then be sure to try these other pork recipes: Cucumber & Pork Spaghetti Recipe, Pork Tenderloin with Garam Masala Recipe and Mediterranean Style Pork Cutlet Recipe.

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