Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Carnitas Recipe

  • Yield:

    10 servings

  • Total Time:

    6 hrs 17 mins

  • Prep Time:

    10 mins

  • Cook Time:

    6 hrs 7 mins


  • 2 to 3 pound s (1 to 1.5kg) boneless pork loin roast, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile
  • 1 teaspoon leaf oregano
  • 1 each sticks cinnamon
  • 1 each whole bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 10 (-inch) corn tortillas
  • Chopped fresh cilantro and queso fresco, optional


  1. Step 1) Place pork, onion, tomato, bell pepper, garlic and chicken broth in a lined or greased slow cooker. Add chili and chipotle powders, oregano, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
  2. Step 2) Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or until meat is very tender.
  3. Step 3) When cooking is complete, remove and discard cinnamon sticks and bay leaves. Shred meat using two forks; drain meat but reserve the juices. Drizzle pork with oil, stir to combine.
  4. Step 4) Preheat broiler to high. Place cooked pork on a baking sheet lined with foil. Broil meat 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly browned and crispy, but not burnt. Divide evenly between tortillas, top with cilantro and queso fresco, if desired.