Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Cuban Mojo Seasoning

Crispy Pork Carnitas (Mexican Slow Cooked Pulled Pork) is a winner! The closest recipe to authentic Mexican Carnitas, with a perfect crisp finish!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Cuban Mojo Seasoning

Crispy Pork Carnitas (Mexican Slow Cooked Pulled Pork) is a winner! The closest recipe to authentic Mexican Carnitas, with a perfect crisp finish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
Keyword: Carnitas, Pork, Tacos
Servings: 12

Equipment

  • Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 4 Lbs Pork Shoulder Boneless
  • 3 Tsp Nomad Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp Nomad Smoked Black Pepper
  • 4 Tbs Nomad Cuban Mojo Spice Blend
  • 1 Tbsp Nomad Ground Cumin
  • 1 Onion Cut into wedges
  • 8 Cloves Garlic Smashed
  • 2 Large Oranges, Juiced Can sub 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 Cup Coca Cola
  • 2 Bay Leaves

Instructions

  • Rinse and pat dry pork with a paper towel.
  • In the bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker, add pork, salt, pepper, Cuban Mojo Blend, cumin, onion, garlic, lime juice, orange juice, coke, and bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8-10 hours, or high heat for 5-6 hours (until the meat falls apart).
  • Remove pork and shred with two forks (DO NOT DISCARD THE LIQUID!)

To Crisp the Pork

  • Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a non stick pan or cast iron skillet over high heat. When pan is hot, add pork in batches of two or three, and sear until just beginning to crisp. Ladle over about 1/2 cup of left over liquid, and continue cooking until the juices begin to reduce down and the meat is nice and crispy!

To Serve

  • Pour over more of the slow cooker juices once the meat has crisped for added flavor, just before serving! Serve in Tacos, Burritos, or in a salad!
  • Serve with rice and re-fried beans. Yummy!

Notes

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