Slow Cooker Carnitas

I realized my slow cooker hasn’t seen the light of day in months so I picked up a 3 1/2 lb pork shoulder and made Carnitas this weekend. I like how I can just dump everything together in the pot, set it on low to cook for hours while I channel surf and wear a hole on the couch do other important things around the house.

I used this Coconut Flour Tortilla recipe from Against All Grain which yielded about 30 smaller sized ones that were perfect with my Carnitas.



Slow Cooker Carnitas
Recipe type: Main Dish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 8
  • 3½ lbs pork shoulder
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1½ cups bone broth
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp sweet spanish paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Once cooked, skim off fat, shred the meat and discard the bay leaves and whole peppercorns.
  3. Serve on coconut four tortillas with tomatoes, onions and guacamole.


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