Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas cook without heating up the house and the whole family will love this delicious pork dinner! And if you prefer to make this in the Instant Pot, Gina also has another post with instructions for that.
(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this carnitas recipe from Skinnytaste looks like a winner. And like a lot of food bloggers, Gina from Skinnytaste is starting to make some of her favorite slow cooker recipes in the Instant Pot, so this week I’m sharing a recipe that can work either way; take your choice on that!)
I consider dishes like this Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas from Skinnytaste to be the perfect thing to cook in your slow cooker any time of year. Not only does it cook all day without heating up the house, but you can use the flavorful shredded pork in things like burritos or tacos, which I think still taste great no matter what the weather is like. Gina suggests using the boneless pork shoulder blade roast for a lighter version of this Mexican classic, and the cooling avocado is a nice touch.
This tasty way to cook pork was first featured in 2012, but now fast forward to 2017 and you might want to cook the Mexican Pork Carnitas in the Instant Pot (or another electric pressure cooker) if you’re rushed for time. If so use this link for the pressure cooker version of the recipe! And let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more recipes here that will work in either the slow cooker or the Instant Pot!
Ingredients for this Slow Cooker Recipe:
- boneless pork shoulder blade roast
- kosher salt and pepper
- dry oregano
- low-sodium chicken broth
- chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
- bay leaves
- dry Adobo seasoning
Get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas from Skinnytaste.
If you’d like to make this recipe in the Instant Pot, use the Instant Pot Pork Carnitas recipe on Skinnytaste for instructions for that!
More Ideas with Pork in the Slow Cooker:
Use the Index Page for Pork Recipes to see all the Pork Recipes that have been featured on this site.