Meaty Goodness: Pork Carnitas!

Pork Carnitas - 2

I had bought a pork sirloin roast at the grocery store the other day because it was on sale with the intention of making pulled pork sandwiches.  After bumbling around on the internet for a while searching for recipes, I came across a bunch of recipes for pork carnitas, and changed the game plan.  This recipe was an amalgamation of about five different recipes - I didn't want to leave the house, so I used what I had on hand and it turned out fantastically.  Also, it is done in a slow cooker - it is so easy!  

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas:
Serves 6

  • 2 1/2 lb pork sirloin roast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 C orange juice
  • 1/4 C lime juice
  • 7-8 cloves garlic cut in half
  • 1/2 c chicken broth
  • 1 dash pepper
  1. Mix the salt and cumin together in a small bowl.  Place the pork in the slow cooker, and with your hands rub the spice mixture in to the surface of the meat.  
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, cover, and set on low.  Cook for 9-10 hours.
  3. Remove meat from slow cooker and shred with a fork.  Once the meat is shredded - return it to the juices in the slow cooker.    

We had ours as tacos with corn tortillas, cut up onions, cilantro, and salsa.  Tonight I think we'll have the leftovers with rice, beans, cheese, & tomatoes.  

So good!


  1. oooh, these look so good! I love things that use cumin, too. adds such a great depth to the flavour.

  2. yummy. i want that right now.