Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

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These mouthwatering Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas are absolutely amazing and rival any restaurant carnitas. 

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Mouthwatering, delicious, can't stop eating Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

My husband and son absolutely love carnitas and orders them typically when we go out to Mexican – which is a weekly event for us. So when I came across a slow cooker Mexican style meet in magazine I knew I had to make them stat!Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

I love slow cooker recipes because they allow me to feel more prepared for dinner. It’s inevitable, I get home from picking my kids up from school, get busy unloading bookbags, lunch boxes, signing planners and more and then before you know it, it’s dinner and I try to rush to get something tasty put together. Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

So these Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas solve all of those problems and allow my family to have a delicious dinner in a short amount of prep time!Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

What You’ll Need:

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I prefer to use a Slow Cooker for this recipe, however, if you get a late start on making these Mexican carnitas, then you can use a dutch oven like this one that I use.

Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas Recipe

Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Stephanie – Gathered In The Kitchen
Cook time:
Total time:
  • 1 – 4lb boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions (about 2 onions)
  • 1 1/4 cups diced poblano peppers
  • 1 – 5oz bottle of hot sauce (I used Texas Pete’s)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  1. -Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat, brown roast on both sides
  2. -Transfer roast to slow cooker
  3. -Top with remaining ingredients
  4. -Cook on high for 6 hours, keeping eye on how fast the meat is cooking. It should easily pull apart/shred
  5. Serve on corn tortillas with quest fresco cheese, sliced radishes, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and fresh lime juice

Slow Cooker Mexican Carnitas

I also love to make these crock-pot beef sandwiches – another killer recipe!


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