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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!
Keyword carnitas, crockpot, dinner recipes, gluten-free, mexican, pork, pork carnitas, slow cooker, taco, taco tuesday, wheat-free
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