Crispy Pork Carnitas


  • Cuisine: Mexican 
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3h40mins
  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 317 kcal per serving

Carnitas is juicy and soft shredded pork with crispy flavor edges. It’s a main dish in Mexican cuisine and easy to make at home. It’s very simple. All you need to do is to cast  all the ingredients in your slow cooker. Then pop the shredded pork under the broiler to get those perfect crispy caramelized edges. 

It’s a restaurant style pork Carnitas recipe, made super easy at home. This dish is a winner. There are so many delicious ways to Enjoy your carnitas, either on a salad, in a burrito, or turned into Carnitas tacos. I mean who doesn’t love insane melt in your mouth Carnitas!? Now it’s time to learn how to whip up my delicious crispy pork carnitas! 

This recipe is easy and turns out amazing every single time.


  • 3 pounds boneless pork (preferred shoulders)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 bay leaves, torn in half
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder

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