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Pork Carnitas

These pork carnitas are easy, soooo good and a great change of pace from our standard taco night!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Keyword: crock pot, Easy Recipe, family dinner, Kid Friendly, quick and easy, Slow Cooker, tacos, weeknight meal
Servings: 6 people


Pork Ingredients

  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin or pork loin you can also use pork shoulder and you will not need the broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Suggested Serving Ingredients

  • Tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Feta or Cojita cheese or cheese of choice
  • Side Salad I use a dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, oregano & garlic powder


  • Peel and chop the onion into large chunks (6-8 pieces)
  • Mix the spices together, place meat in slow cooker and rub the spice mixture over the pork.
  • Pour the chicken broth around it and place the onion pieces on top
  • Set slow cooker to low for 8 hours
  • After 7 hours - move the onions aside (I take out because my kids do not like) and shred pork with 2 forks
  • Let the pork soak in juices and cook for last hour. Serve with your favorite toppings or build it our favorite way: Mash 1/4 of avocado on a tortilla, place meat and onions on top, then cheese & cilantro. My kids eat the same way minus the onions and cilantro.