Kickass Carnitas

10 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 90% would make again

Ready in 16 hours

Seasoned pork carnitas perfect with warm tortillas


2 lbs pork shoulder
4 cans chicken broth
2 cups Water
1 onion
1 juice of a lime
1 cilinatro
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbls of cumin
1 serrano pepper; more or less depending on how spice
1 jalapeno pepper
1 tbls garlic powder
Cayenne pepper
1 Salt to taste

Original recipe makes 6



Braise the pork; rub pork with salt, cumin, garlice powder and cayenne peppper

Cook pork at 200F for 7 to 8 hours; add to crock pot

Roast peppers at 450F for 4-5 minutes enough to blister the skin, chop up pepppers

Add to crock pot, chicken broth, enough water to cover the pork, onion, lime juice, chopped cilantro, garlic cloves, cumin, salt and pepper

Cook in crock pot 7-8 hours, occasionally tearing apart the pork

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I have followed the recipe every time, and of course added extra peppers. This recipe is always amazing and has never failed me.
Evelia 9m ago

I got a lot of complements on this one. Didn't roast the peppers. Threw everything in the slow cooker and cooked overnight until the following evening. I used a pork tender roast and only 3 cans of soup.
nicolegory 1y ago

Tastes great!! Put everything in the crockpot and kept it on low over night and through the day. Added an extra jalapeño and the amount of spice was perfect!
Valerie411 2y ago

This was moist, tender, delicious and easy. I cooked it in crock pot on low 17 hours. Then I spread it in a 9x13 pan & sprayed it lightly with oil then cooked it at 400 degrees in oven for 20 min to crisp edges. Yum. Unfortunately I used a 4.5 lb pork shoulder but did not increase seasonings. Duh! Next time I will increase garlic & hot peppers.
Nikhomemadegood 2y ago

Way Way WAY too soupy and the cumin was over powering. Not good for a filling but maybe add some root vegetables for a soup?
JRowler 3y ago

Wasn't as spicy as I expected. So next time I am adding two more serano peppers.
davidleary 5y ago

That was great! I did skip the rub and the oven. I cooked it on low (my crock pot has "low" "high" and "warm") and it was done in 10 hours. One day I'll actually follow the recipe...I'm sure it'll be much better. Perhaps, due to the fact that I didn't cook it 14 hours, mine was very soupy so I added some kidney beans and at it with a spoon. For my taste, I'll put some more peppers in next time.
vdianellos 5y ago

Cooked it in a crock pot for 15 hours on low. Amazing.
Lunamax13 5y ago

Really great recipe. I skipped the braising and did it in a crackpot fir 14 hours. Amazing.
Lunamax13 5y ago

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wales1 6y ago

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