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Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

Simple. Fuss-free. Tasty.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1.5 lb pork shoulder roast
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp 1 teaspoon ground cumin ($.05)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Salsa, diced avocado, or sour cream garnish
  • corn cobs side dish


  • In a mixing bowl, toss the pork cubes in the oil and ground cumin. Season with a few dashes of salt and pepper.
  • Place in the base of the slow cooker. Add the garlic, lime juice, and water.
  • Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Remove, let cool slightly, then shred with 2 forks.
  • (Toast the corn tortillas in a warm skillet.)
  • Boil corn cobs and serve as a side item.
  • Spoon the carnitas meat over the corn tortilla and top with salsa, diced avocado, and/or sour cream.
  • Devour.