Crockpot Carnitas Recipe

Crockpot Carnitas Recipe



4 pounds pork butt

1 onion, diced

1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder

2 teaspoons oregano

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 large orange

1 (12oz) Blue Moon or similar wheat beer



1.     Carefully cut pork butt into 4 even pieces. Transfer pork pieces to the crock. Add onion, chipotle chili powder, oregano, cumin, and salt over top pork. Zest entire orange over top the spices and juice the entire orange into the crockpot. Slowly pour the beer overtop the crockpot contents. Cover the crockpot and set to LOW for 7 to 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.


2.     Set oven to BROIL. Once pork is done (able to be easily pulled apart) transfer all the pork to a sheet pan. Pull pork apart and spread over the entire sheet pan. Measure out about 1/4 cup of liquid from the crockpot and sprinkle evenly over the pulled pork. Transfer to the middle rack of the oven and broil 5 to 6 minutes until the pork gets nice and crispy edges.


3.     Serve immediately. Suggested serving, for delicious tacos serve with warm tortillas, queso fresco cheese, cilantro, and red onions.



This recipe first featured here.