Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy crunchy edges and are perfect for weeknight dinners.
These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy edges and are perfect for tacos.

These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy crunchy edges and are perfect for tacos, rice bowls and weeknight dinners. The crockpot carnitas come out juicy and tender and shred effortlessly. Once shredded I transfer them to an oven and broil until crispy. The pork is flavoured with smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic, cumin and diced green chilies.

When I made this pork shoulder I started the crockpot at 10 pm for I wanted the meat finished cooking in the morning. Pork shoulder should be cooked 8-10 hours so it made sense to start it at night for me. Using the MyTime Slow Cooker I can adjust the cooking cycle based on when I want to eat and I really like that. In the morning I shredded the pork and cooked it in the oven on high to get crispy brown edges. The pork carnitas can be used in tacos, burritos, carnita bowls , salads and more.

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My favourite way to use the shredded pork is to use it as a filling for grilled keto tortillas. I top them with shredded lettuce, homemade pico de Gallo and tons of cilantro. This slow cooker pork carnita recipe is an easy dinner your family will love. Using the crockpot makes meals so much easier, just throw a bunch of stuff in the pot, plug it in, schedule your meal and walk away. You come home to a house that smells divine!

These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy crunchy edges and are perfect for weeknight dinners.

Gluten-Free crockpot carnitas that are cooked low and slow for 8-10 hours. I suggest broiling them after for about 5 minutes to get them crispy on the outside. They are perfect for meal prep and can used throughout the week for tacos, quesadillas and burrito bowls. You can shred the pork and eat it right out of the slow cooker but I love to add an extra step and cook it in the oven. You remove the pork shoulder, shred it and place 1/2 of it on a cookie sheet. Ladle a bit of the cooking liquid over the meat and cook it on a high heat to get the brown edges.

That’s my favorite part.

WHAT INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THE CARNITAS:

These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy crunchy edges and are perfect for weeknight dinners.

Slow cooker pork carnitas are tender and flavourful shredded pork. This carnita recipe is easy to make in the crockpot and is terrific served in a tortilla or burrito bowl. The flavour of this pork is amazing! It is so simple to put together and all you do is let it cook all day or overnight. We love it served in a grilled keto tortilla but it is also delicious topped on a salad or in a quesadilla.

Carnitas tacos is the menu item I always order in a Mexican restaurant. I love the crispy bits and the tender pork in them. Now I can make them at home and enjoy carnitas anytime. Make the pork carnitas in a slow cooker and have your taco fix at home. You can achieve the same favours and textures at home using a slow cooker like the MyTime Slow Cooker.

Get creative with the taco toppings and make homemade pico de gallo, chili verde or guacamole. Try a variety of cheese like queso fresco, cotija cheese or Mexican crema. Enjoy this juicy and tender carnitas on Taco Tuesday. Just throw the ingredients for these pork carnitas in the slow cooker and FORGET IT! Cook it on low for 8-10 hours, then a quick broil on a baking sheet and dinner is served.

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HOW TO MAKE THE PORK CARNITAS:

  1. Brown the pork shoulder in a frying pan on all sides.
  2. Add pork shoulder to slow cooker.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  4. Cook the pork shoulder 8-10 hours on low.
  5. Once finished cooking remove the pork shoulder and shred it with a fork.
  6. Place 1/2 the shredded pork on a baking sheet.
  7. Ladle some of the reserved liquid and onions over the pork.
  8. Add it to a 450 degree oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  9. Toss and bake until pork is crispy. About 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove the crispy pork and repeat with remaining pork.
These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy crunchy edges and are perfect for tacos, rice bowls and weeknight dinners.

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These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy crunchy edges and are perfect for weeknight dinners.

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

These gluten-free slow cooker pork carnitas are tender with crispy crunchy edges and are perfect for tacos, rice bowls and weeknight dinners.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 10 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • slow cooker
  • baking sheet
  • Tongs

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Brown the pork shoulder in a frying pan on all sides.
  • Browning brings out a lot of extra flavor in the pork.
  • Add pork shoulder to slow cooker.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • Cook the pork shoulder 8-10 hours on low.
  • I decided to cook the pork shoulder overnight.
  • At 10 pm I set the MyTime slow cooker to meat, 2 lbs, half full and then adjusted the time to be done for 8 am.
  • In the morning I removed the pork shoulder and shredded it with a fork.
  • I added 1/2 the shredded pork to a cookie sheet.
  • Ladle some of the reserved liquid and onions over the pulled pork.
  • Add it to a 450 degree oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Toss and bake until the pork has browned edges about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove crispy pork and repeat with remaining shredded pork.
  • Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry

This Thai green curry recipe is the perfect slow cooker dish.
This thai green curry is the perfect slow cooker dish.

This Thai green curry recipe is the perfect slow cooker dish. It is an easy dinner that tastes much better than takeout. I am a fan of anything that makes meal prep easier so I can focus on other things other than being in the kitchen.

One of the easiest ways to make a soup or curry is to do it in your slow cooker. Throw in meat of your choice, chopped vegetables, spices, vegetable or meat broth and that’s it. Turn on your slow cooker and walk away. Slow cooker meals allow you to spend more time with your family and with how busy we are all now, who doesn’t want more time.

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The Crockpot MyTime technology brings food to a safe temperature and then adjusts the cook cycle based on when YOU want your meal to be ready. Select your food, choose amount of meat used and schedule your meal. Love this! This gluten-free slow cooker Thai green curry can be prepared really quickly and doesn’t involve standing over a pot on the stove for an hour.

This Thai green curry recipe is the perfect slow cooker dish.

The Crockpot MyTime takes the guess work out of cooking. No more trying to figure out when the slow cooked meal will be ready. It is very easy to create this lovely aromatic curry at home using the slow cooker. The slow cooker Thai green curry is healthy, dairy-free and gluten-free. It makes a delicious weeknight dinner when served with rice or vermicelli noodles.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED IN THE RECIPE:

This Thai green curry recipe is the perfect slow cooker dish.

I have always loved Thai flavours and after visiting Thailand in Feb and eating all the amazing Thai food I could, I am even more in love with it. The food is just so flavourful. I added brown vermicelli noodles to my curry bowls which led to the quandary. Use a spoon or chopsticks to eat this meal?

I encourage you all to get your Crockpot out today and enjoy Crocktober with my new recipe!

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HOW TO MAKE THE SLOW COOKER CURRY:

  1. Plug in the slow cooker.
  2. Choose “schedule meal ” then “food” then press soup.
  3. Choose “half pot”.
  4. Use “hour/minute” buttons to select time that you would like the soup to be done.
  5. Press start.
  6. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  7. Place lid on slow cooker.
  8. To serve divide cooked vermicelli or rice to each bowl.
  9. Ladle curry on top.
  10. Cut up some fresh basil and cilantro and sprinkle on each bowl.
This Thai green curry recipe is the perfect slow cooker dish.

HERE ARE MORE THAI RECIPES TO TRY:

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Gluten-Free Thai Cabbage Salad

Gluten-Free Thai Bbq Chicken Pizza

Gluten-Free Thai Green Curry Soup

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This Thai green curry recipe is the perfect slow cooker dish.

Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry

This Thai green curry recipe is the perfect slow cooker dish. It is an easy gluten-free dinner that tastes better then take out.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 6 hrs
Course dinner
Cuisine Thai

Equipment

  • slow cooker
  • measuring cups
  • knives
  • cutting board
  • wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • This makes 4 servings.
  • Plug in slow cooker.
  • Choose “schedule meal” then “food” and press soup.
  • Choose “half pot”
  • Use “hour/ minute” buttons to select time they you would like soup to be done.
  • Press start.
  • Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  • Place lid on slow cooker.
  • To serve divide vermicelli noodles to each bowl.
  • Ladle curry on top.
  • Cut up some fresh basil and cilantro and sprinkle on each bowl.
  • Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Ham Chowder

Slow Cooker Ham Chowder
Slow Cooker Ham Chowder

I will repeat myself again, but I love the leftovers of holidays more I think then the holiday meal itself.

In my previous post I shared a recipe for turkey tacos using the leftover turkey. Today I am sharing a recipe for slow cooker ham chowder that uses the leftover ham. Even though I have an instant pot I have been using my slow cooker more these days. Slow cookers are perfect I think for making soups, such as this gluten-free chowder.

Slow Cooker Ham Chowder

One pot meals are my favourite in the winter and this hearty gluten-free chowder is so easy to make.

Use the saute function on your slow cooker to cook the bacon and chopped onions. Add the rest of the ingredients except the corn and the cream and walk away.

Let your slow cooker do its magic!

Even though I used cream in my recipe feel free to make it dairy free by using Nut Pods or even coconut milk would work.

Slow Cooker Ham Chowder

Slow Cooker Ham Chowder

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 cups diced leftover cooked ham
  • 1/2 pkg gluten free bacon, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 4 medium sized potatoes , chopped into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 L chicken bone broth
  • 1/2 tbsp dried dill
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2-3 cups frozen corn
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups thick cream

Instructions
 

  • Turn slow cooker to sauté function.
  • Cook up the bacon.
  • Drain most of the fat.
  • Add onions, celery and spices and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, ham and bone broth and turn slow cooker to low.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Add corn and cook for 1/2 hour.
  • Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
  • Stir well.
  • Turn slow cooker to sauté and add cornstarch slurry and stir chowder.
  • Add whipping cream and sauté for 7 minutes.
  • Turn off and serve.
  • I like to add fresh chopped dill to my chowder before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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