Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

This is one of the all-time favorite meals at our house.  I got this recipe from a neighbor I had growing up and I will always be grateful.

Don't let the long list of ingredients intimidate you.  This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious!!

Pork Carnitas

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One 4 pound pork roast
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp onion powder
1 T. beef boullion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
2 T. chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 - 1 cup water


Brown pork roast on all sides (I have also used pork sirloin chops). Combine all other ingredients in a slow cooker. Transfer the browned pork to the slow cooker and Cook on high for 4 hours. Remove, discard fat, and shred. Add cooking liquid to the shredded pork to your taste. Serve on tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.

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