Juicy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are drenched in fabulous flavor and easy to whip up in your crockpot!
It’s no secret that I have a serious thing for tacos.
There’s just something about the meat and the tortilla and the salsa and the toppings that I just can’t get enough of. And the little street tacos that are about the size of the palm of your hand? Those are the best because I can pop 4 or 5 of those and not bat an eyelash.
I’ve never been a ground beef person though so ground beef tacos – no thank you. Especially not in a hard shell taco! I don’t know who invented that but I do. not. like. hard shell tacos filled with ground beef. Or filled with anything else.
But soft shell tacos filled with savory and spicy slow roasted shredded pork is definitely up my alley.
The best part? 10 minutes of prep. Maybe less since you just dump it all in the slow cooker and come back to pull it apart with a couple of forks a few hours later.
And don’t be ashamed to dig in with a fork. I’m talking about diving right into the slow cooker – face first.
I may have done that myself.
If you like this recipe, you’re going to LOVE my BBQ Beef Brisket Tacos.
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
- 1 boneless pork shoulder roast
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 4-ounce cans diced green chiles
- 1 cup chicken broth or water
- taco-sized corn or flour tortillas
- cilantro, additional salsa
- Place pork roast in a greased slow cooker. Sprinkle garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin on top. Add diced green chiles and chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Uncover slow cooker, shred meat with two forks and stir to combine all ingredients. Serve meat in soft tortillas and top with cilantro and salsa if desired.
I’m back! This time I prepared the slow cooker Pork Carnitas! Delicious!! So happy I was pointed to this food blogger website. 5 dishes prepared in 4 weeks from first reviewing this sight! Keep these amazibg recipes coming. Will work my way through them all! ☺
Hi! I am planning on making this tomorrow,but, i just realized the pork shoilder my fiance boUght is already cooked 🙁 Can I still throw it in the slow cooker or will that not work? Haha. I cant wait to try it!
Hi Tiffany- I haven’t tested it on a precooked pork shoulder before. I have reservations about how well it would shred and how tender it might come out. Sorry! If you try it, definitely let me know how it turns out!
What hot sauce is in these photos?
I use Frank’s Original Hot Sauce- but any of your favorite hot sauce’s will work just fine!
How spicy are the canned green chiles you use? Want to make this but on the no spicy side (my kids don’t like it).
They do have a kick but you can buy hot or mild ones at the store. If you want to sub something for them instead you can use banana peppers, Anaheim peppers, or poblano peppers 🙂