Slow Cooker Authentic Mexican Pork Carnitas

Slow cooker tender and delicious with a nice crispy finish! You will love these authentic Mexican pork carnitas! Super easy to make in the slow cooker and then crisp up in the oven.


  • 6 lb pork shoulder or butt
  • 1 onion medium, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp oregano dried
  • 3 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 2 limes sliced sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a small bowl place oregano, cumin, black pepper, salt, chili powder,and cinnamon, then mix thoroughly.
  2. Put the pork shoulder in the slow cooker and add the onion, garlic, limes, bay leaves, water and spice mixture.
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