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Slow Cooker Carnitas

In this video, you’ll see how to make carnitas in the slow cooker. It’s so quick and easy to prepare: Simply combine ingredients in the slow cooker, and then come home to tender, wonderfully spiced pork that’s a great filling for tamales, tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Watch the video, then get Erin’s 5-star recipe for Slow Cooker Carnitas. This tender shredded pork also makes delicious barbecue—just top with BBQ sauce and serve on a bun!

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  • fran

spices on video look like a lot more than what they're calling for. Sounds good though.

  • Bennybbc

Carnitas are supposed to be a little crispy. To turn this braised pork into actual carnitas, after coarsely shredding, fry the pork in some oil, preferably lard, to be authentic. However, any oil will do. Without the browning/crisping, this is just a recipe for seasoned braised pork, not carnitas.

  • Pete Traversa

I agree with Bennybbc, carnitas are supposed to be crispy. Not bad but it is missing something like the crispiness of carnitas.