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Slow Cooker Carnitas


  • 4 lb pork shoulder (pork butt)
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup juice from orange ( 2 oranges)


  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Step 1
Rinse and dry the pork shoulder, rub all over with salt and pepper.

Step 2
Combine the Rub ingredients then rub all over the pork.

Step 3
Place the pork in a slow cooker (fat cap up), top with the onion, jalapeño, minced garlic (don’t worry about spreading it) and squeeze over the juice of the oranges.

Step 4
Slow Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 7 hours.

Step 5
Pork should be tender enough to shred. Remove from slow cooker and let cool slightly. Then shred using two forks.

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