Crockpot Pork Carnitas

shredded pork carnitas in a bowl with a bowl of gravy in the background

These Crockpot Pork Carnitas are full of incredible flavor and so easy to make. They are super versatile and perfect for tacos or burritos!

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 12 oz beer

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut the pork shoulder into large 2 inch chunks. Trim some of the fat if needed.
  • In your crockpot add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Add the pork to the crockpot and stir. There should be enough liquid to cover the pork.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.
  • Take 2 forks and start shredding the meat into smaller pieces. Pour some of the leftover liquid over the meat or strain the liquid and use it to make a gravy. See notes for instructions.
  • Serve on tacos, burritos, tamales, sandwiches, etc.

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