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Slow Cooker Carnitas with Pico de Gallo

Updated: Mar 25, 2018

Here is a easy recipe for Carnitas, (Mexican Pork) that you can make in your Slow Cooker. Also included is a recipe for Pico de Gallo.


4-5 pound pork shoulder roast

2 small onions

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground coriander

2-4 bay leaves

1-2 cups chicken broth

Mix together salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and coriander in a bowl. Chop onions and place on bottom of slow cooker with bay leaves, and place pork on top. Coat pork with the spice mixture. Pour the chicken broth around the sides of the pork, being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.

Cover and cook on Low until the pork shreds easily with a fork, about 6-10 hours. Turn the meat after it has cooked for 5 hours. When the pork is tender, remove from slow cooker, and shred with two forks. Use cooking liquid as needed to moisten the meat. If you prefer crispy pork, lay it on a cookie sheet and broil in oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Use broth to re-moisten pork.

Pico de Gallo


1 large tomato, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped

1 white onion, coarsely chopped

2 limes, juiced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix ingredients together and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Click the video below to see how easy it is to make such a delicious meal.


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