Slow Cooker Carnitas 🌮

I definitely had some help prepping this dish! Our toddler wanted to help by stirring, pouring and supervising 😂 Something about mommy having all the fun up on the counters with food makes her want to “help.” It doesn’t always mean I get things done quickly but I appreciate her wanting to be a part of my recipes. And since we are using our slow cooker to cook the pork roast all day, it makes our meal time easy once it’s all done!

We’ve been craving carnitas tacos for a long time, and we needed to make them ASAP. For this recipe I used a 5 lb pork shoulder roast (sometimes they call it a butt roast at the store). I mixed up a few seasonings and rubbed them on it, chopped up a couple onions, a jalapeño & minced some garlic and added all that to the slow cooker. I used my 4qt slow cooker for this recipe. Then I squeezed a couple oranges on top and put the lid on it! Slow cooked on low for 10 hours and it was juicy! I also broiled the shredded meat in our oven to make it crispy at the end too. 😋

Little hands helping me stir the seasonings ❤️
Sprayed my slow cooker with nonstick spray & put the roast in fat side up.
Rubbed it all over with my seasoning mix.
Added 2 chopped yellow onions, 1 chopped & de-seeded jalapeño, 4 minced garlic cloves, & 2 juiced oranges. Set the lid on my pot & slow cooked on low for 10 hours. Can also cook on High for 7 hours.
Shredded the pork with 2 forks in an 8×8 baking dish. The juices will stay in the dish better than using a flat cutting board.
Put shredded pork on the baking sheet poured about a cup of juices from crockpot on top. Broiled for about 5 mins.
Mmm crispy on top and ready to be eaten!
Made ours into tacos with shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa verde! Also made fried shells, yum!

Published by Melissa

A stay at home mom who loves to cook!

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