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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 lb. pork shoulder (excess fat trimmed)
  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 2 onions (quartered)
  • 2 oranges (juiced)
  • 2 limes (juiced)
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    Calories390Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate14g5%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C80%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    JoAnn Bock 2 months ago
    Awesome- Broiled it with fresh pineapple pieces- added sauce upon serving. Already shared
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    Laura Neiman a year ago
    Love this recipe! Always a hit whenever I make it
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    Britney Ketcham a year ago
    I think I’m on my 4th time making this recipe! It’s great for weekends with family by the pool. Often double the recipe. Can’t go wrong for sandwiches, nachos, tacos etc!
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    Lisa 2 years ago
    Absolutely delicious!
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    Leanne Leeks 2 years ago
    Love this recipe. I'm going to be using this a lot from now on. Especially when catering for big crowds and parties. I used it with corn tortillas.
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    Sherry Walters 2 years ago
    The pork carnitas were amazing & will be the recipe I use from now on. The flavors blended together so well & they turned out pull apart tender. The last step under the broiler really took them to the next level with the added crispness. I made homemade tortillas & topped the carnitas with freshly made coleslaw, which made a great combo! Highly recommend this recipe.
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    Leon Bourne 2 years ago
    Simple and delicious. The picture shows it at the end of the crockpot stage. I’m hooked!
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    Tauna Sasaoka 2 years ago
    This is delicious. I had multiple people ask me for the recipe and I had never made it before (1st try success!). The orange juice surprised me but it really does give it a great flavor. I will be making this again for a party.
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    Marlene 2 years ago
    Not enough liquid to make the meat fall off bone. But ok flavor, I added cilantro to the juices at end
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    Megan 2 years ago
    My family loves this recipe. We have it as carnitas and then put bbq sauce on it as pulled pork sandwiches for another meal. So so good!!!
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    Scott Murdock 3 years ago
    It’s a bit bland, I added 4 heaping table spoons of diced jalapeños for last 2 hours. Helped it tremendously.
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    MannyMannicle 3 years ago
    kind of bland, I would add more seasoning.
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    Stephanie Conklin 3 years ago
    It came out so tender. My kids loved it. Literally cooked in high for four hours.😀
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    KayPrime 3 years ago
    This was delicious! Throwing it in the broiler at the end is really brilliant and gives it the crispiness of an open flame. I threw in a packet of taco seasoning for the last 30 min in the slow cooker and it really added a layer of flavor with the sweetness of the citrus. I tossed with cilantro, lime, and a little reserved juice from the slow cooker after taking it out of the broiler. I felt like I was eating yummy street tacos! My only issue with this dish is that trying to shred hot pork shoulder is labor intensive and time consuming. Totally worth it but not something I'm going to make often because of it.
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    vance holst 3 years ago
    easy and delicious....what more could you ask
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    Gisella Gomez 3 years ago
    Supper yummy!! The flavor of spices mixed with juices of lime and oranges is delish! Not spicy at all so perfect for kids to likewise add cayenne pepper for spicy flavor
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    Carrell 4 years ago
    love these just as described
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    Rachel B. 4 years ago
    love this recipe!!! easy to make and delicious!!!
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    Lauren Willett 4 years ago
    Amazing!! I love this recipe and it’s super easy!
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    Scott 4 years ago
    Super easy, doesn’t require my attention, and wonderfully delicious. What’s not to love? Make restaurant-quality tacos at home this way.
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    Carla Dalton 4 years ago
    I will make it again
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    UDeniseR 4 years ago
    Super delicious ... A new favorite!
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    Kendrick Williams 4 years ago
    Delicious with some cilantro lime rice!
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    G 4 years ago
    Was amazing... upped the seasonings and added a can of fire roasted (mild) chiles after shredding. Sprayed with coconut oil before broiling and upped the broiling time for real crispness (don’t skip this step!).
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    Sam 4 years ago
    This was delicious and super easy to make. It had the right amount of kick to it without being overly spicy. I’ll be making this again for sure.
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    Meyoung Ahn 4 years ago
    Love this super simple but amazing recipe!
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    Robyn 4 years ago
    Very easy recipe came out delicious and pretty much shredded in the pot while cooking. I didn’t have any oranges or lime so I used lemon and habanero jelly.
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    Christine M. 4 years ago
    Made this twice now. absolutely delicious.
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    Van De Stroet 4 years ago
    Amazing! So good. My husband gave it a 10.
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    Lisa Rowland 4 years ago
    This was very good. The only modification I made is I put it in a cast-iron skillet to brown it rather than the oven. Are used a little butter and olive oil, which made it not as healthy, but boy was it delicious.