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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas recipe yield a tender, flavorful pork. This carnitas recipe is easy to make in the crock pot and perfect for serving a crowd. Pork Carnitas taste incredible in a warm tortilla topped with avocado, cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, pork, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12
Calories: 278kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 pork roast 3-8 lbs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can Dr. Pepper or Coca Cola soda 12 oz
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • Trim excess fat from pork roast. Cut remaining meat into into 2″ chunks.
  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients into slow cooker. Stir.
  • Cook on low for about 6-8 hours, until pork is tender and falling apart. Shred with a fork and remove onion pieces.
  • Serve in a tortilla with sour cream, cilantro and sliced avocados. Enjoy!


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.2mg