Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker)

pork carnitas
A traditional, versatile Mexican staple that has a nice balance of sweet and spice. Thanks to realmomkitchen.com!

Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker)
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6-8
  • 2½ – 3 lb. pork loin roast
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon granules or 1 cube crushed
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, optional
  1. In a dry skillet, sear all sides of the roast until brown. Set roast aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, bouillon, salt, and pepper. Use the mixture to coat all sides of the seared roast.
  3. Place roast in a slow cooker and cover with any of the brown sugar/spice mixture.
  4. Add the orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, and cilantro to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or 5-6 hours on high.
  6. Remove roast and shred. Place shredded roast back in slow cooker to absorb cooking juices.
  7. Serve meat in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or enchiladas.

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