Our Juicy and Tender Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are Bursting with Flavor

Heavenly pork carnitas made easy!

Are you craving juicy, fall-apart pork that’s exploding with flavor? You’ve come to the right place. These Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are literally worth dreaming about. This melt-in-your-mouth pork dish is cooked low and slow in a Crock-Pot, which shaves off significant calories and boosts the recipe’s nutritional value. We love these carnitas because of their incredible flavor, guilt-free profile, and ability to star in countless recipes.

Crave-Worthy and Unforgettable

These Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas will melt-in-your-mouth!

Our Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas spotlight lean pork loin, a lighter, reduced-calorie alternative to its full-fat counterpart. We’ve dressed up the meat with a whole bunch of irresistible, nutrient-rich spices like smoked paprika, cumin, and oregano. Garlic and onion also create bold flavor while delivering anti-inflammatory properties. Meanwhile, lime juice adds a tangy finishing touch to these crave-worthy carnitas.

Easy Peazy Instructions

These carnitas are dressed up with a whole bunch of irresistible, nutrient-rich spices like smoked paprika, cumin, and oregano

These carnitas couldn’t be easier to make. All you need to do is combine a handful of spices and coat each side of pork loin with the seasoning. Next, cover the meat and let it sit for at least an hour or as long as overnight. Afterward,  place the dressed-up pork loin into the slow cooker and lay the garlic and onion on top. Finally, squeeze some lime juice over the meat, and cook it on high for four to eight hours, until it’s shreddable.

A Feel-Good Nutritional Profile

These pork carintas taste amazing when served with tortillas, rolled up in lettuce wraps, or turned into burrito bowls with some Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice

This pork dish clocks in at fewer than 350 calories and just 13 grams of fat. Meanwhile, it packs a major protein punch with 49 grams per serving! That means it’ll fill you up for hours on end without weighing you down with a heavy caloric profile. Not to mention that it only contains 5 grams of carbohydrates, making this irresistible pork carnitas recipe keto-friendly.

Pork carnitas tastes amazing when served with tortillas, rolled up in lettuce wraps, or turned into burrito bowls with  Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice. Or experience a uniquely delicious marriage of flavors by pairing it with this Spicy Mango Salsa. Finally, you really can’t go wrong by dishing these carnitas up with chopped lettuce, pico de gallo, and of course, guacamole.

A Shout-Out To Our Slow Cooker

You can leave your carnitas in a slow cooker all day and come home to the irresistible fragrance of a delicious meal.

When it comes to making flavorful recipes cooked to perfection, we have to give the slow cooker some major credit. You have so much control with this seemingly magical appliance! After adding your prepped ingredients into the bowl, simply adjust the cooking time and let the device work its magic. Unlike stove-top or oven-baked dishes, you don’t have to stay home while using a slow cooker! In fact, you can leave it on all day and come home to the irresistible fragrance of a delicious meal waiting to be devoured.

From meat dishes and pasta courses to soups, stews, and sauces, possibilities are endless with a slow cooker. If you enjoyed this delectable pork carnitas dish, check out these healthy slow cooker recipe ideas.

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