Full of flavor with a little spice, this Pork Carnitas recipe is a tasty Mexican favorite.
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Pork Carnitas

Full of flavor with a little spice, this Pork Carnitas recipe is a tasty Mexican favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carnitas
Servings: 6
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Mique Provost

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork roast shoulder or butt
  • 15 oz Mexican stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  • Season meat with salt and pepper and brown all sides in hot oil.
  • Transfer meat to slow cooker and pour tomatoes over meat, add garlic. 
  • Cook on high for about 4 hours or until meat will shred easily. 
  • Shred meat, making sure to remove large pieces of fat.
  • Place in 9x13 inch dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 
  • Meat will be crispy on top - the best way to eat carnitas!!
  • Serve with tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.2mg