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This Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Carnitas recipe is the easiest carnitas you will ever make– it takes less than 5 minutes to throw the ingredients into a slow cooker. Pork goodness!
Some evenings call for a dinner with very minimal preparation, especially during this hectic time when I’m pulling my hair out trying to meet all my obligations. That’s when the convenience of the slow cooker can’t be beat. I love prep everything in the evening and set the cooker to work while I sleep. Then when dinner time rolls around you have an amazing meal ready.
This Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Carnitas recipe is the easiest carnitas you will ever make– it takes less than 5 minutes to throw the ingredients into a slow cooker. You honestly can’t go wrong with this recipe. You only need to let this baby cook in all its glory for 8 hours for the most amazing fall-apart tender pork goodness!
These pork carnitas are also great because they only require a FEW ingredients, most of which you’ll probably have lying around, such as Pace® Picante sauce, which is made with tomatoes, onions, and their famous, hand-picked jalapeños- this sauce really kicked up the flavor! Pace® Picante Sauce comes in mild, medium and hot. I used the medium level for this recipe because I didn’t want to make it too spicy for children to eat, but feel free to use any version that fits your taste.
There are many ways to serve carnitas but one of our favorite is tostadas. It’s like a taco, but flat. It’s usually made with a fried corn tortilla and top it with whatever your heart desires! Today, it’s mashed avocado, fennel and mango salsa, and queso fresco.
You can either eat the pork right out of the slow cooker or broil it in the oven to give it a crisp edge. I highly recommend finishing this carnitas under the broiler to get them nicely caramelized. Believe me you need those outside crisp edge in your life.
I should also mention that this recipe creates enough to feed a big crowd so It’s perfect for game day gatherings, or casual get-togethers. But if you make it just for your family be prepared to have lot of leftover. YAY. You know what that means, right? Arepas, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and burritos all week long!