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Crock Pot Pork Carnitas is the perfect recipe for an easy weeknight meal!

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas is a perfect slow cooker recipe for game day or an easy weeknight meal
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 1 (2-4 lb.) pork sirloin roast
  • 2 tbsp, taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp, onion soup mix.
  • 1 (7 oz.) can Herdez Salsa Ranchera. This is a smoky chilpotle style salsa. It is a little spicy. Feel free to substitute 1 cup of your favorite salsa.
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth


  1. Rub meat with taco and onion soup mix seasonings. Get the recipe here Homemade Dry Onion Soup Mix

  2. Place in crock pot.
  3. Pour salsa and broth over meat.
  4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  5. Shred meat and return to crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce and keep on warm until ready to serve.
  6. Serve carnitas in tortillas or on a salad with sauce.
  7. Add condiments of your choice. Here are my favorite toppings: rice, beans, chopped tomato, onion, olives. sour cream, fresh cilantro and cheese.

Recipe Notes

By Quinn Caudill for DadWhats4Dinner.com © June 2016
(TIP For an added flavor sauce the cooked pork, in a large pan, over medium heat for a few minutes to crisp up the meat just before serving)