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Slow Cooker Carnitas

Warning – this is my recipe. Meaning, NOT authentic carnitas which traditionally use lard to fry ‘em up – which is surely tasty, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it!


3-4 lbs pork shoulder
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
pinch of salt
4 tablespoons minced garlic

Put the pork shoulder in your slow cooker.

Mix together the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, pepper, salt and garlic and pour over the pork.

Set the cooker to low for 8-10 hours.

Take the pork out of the crock pot and chop into small pieces. Serve with corn tortillas, pico de gallo, fresh guac, whatever you like!carnitas-sm

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Slow Cooker Carnitas



7 Responses to “Slow Cooker Carnitas”

  1. Lady P says:

    That sounds great! – and easy.
    What a pain for you about the snarky recipe remarks you received -
    just cook on, sister!

  2. Casey says:

    People were leaving snarky comments? What the heck?? Then maybe they shouldn’t read!! For what it’s worth, I have SEVERAL of your recipes bookmarked. :)

  3. justJENN says:

    No, no – misunderstanding. I should change the wording on this post…

  4. Kelli says:

    love this recipe but I think I love that fork more! where did you get it?

  5. Xtena says:

    I just got a new slow cooker. Our old one sucked! I’m ready to try this recipe

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