This is one of my family’s favorite crock pot meals.


1. slow cook pork roast (or boneless ribs) on low for 4-6 hours or however long it takes to

2. shred your meat (you could drain the fat at this point, but your carnita meat may be a little bit drier).

3. add taco seasoning packet (of if you don’t do the prepackaged stuff: combine onion powder, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder to taste) and 1/4 cup of water. If your roast was big, you may want to add two packets and double the water.

4. slow cook 2 more hours. you may need to add more water

5.  we serve it burrito style in a large soft taco with refried beans, spanish rice, monterey jack cheese, sour cream and salsa.

Mmmm, mmm, good!


6 thoughts on “Carnitas

  1. This is one of our favorites, too! Instead of slow cooking again, I put it in the oven for 30 minutes to crisp the edges just a little. Carnitas was a specialty at my favorite childhood restaurant. It was served in handmade corn tortillas, just meat and salsa. So, that’s how I like it thought the hubby and kiddos add beans and rice. Yummy!

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