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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 284kcal


  • 1 (2.5 pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Serve on tortillas or salad with your favorite toppings


  • Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Cut tenderloin into 3-inch pieces and place in the bottom of slow cooker.
  • Pour chicken stock over pork. Top with onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder; mix to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • When pork is done cooking, remove from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Preheat oven to high broil.
  • Spread shredded pork on two baking sheets that have been lined with foil. Pour 1⁄4 cup of juices from the slow cooker evenly over the pork in each pan and toss to coat evenly.
  • Broil for 5 minutes, or until the edges of the pork start browning. Serve immediately on tortillas or salad and top with your favorite taco toppings (not included in nutrition information).


MFP: MFF Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
January 2021


Serving: 5.72ounces | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 49.7g | Fat: 7g
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