Mindful Dish Slow cooker Carnitas

Simple Slow cooker Carnitas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author mindfuldish


  • 3 tsp minced garlic (I use the jarred kind because I'm all about easy on this one)
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2.5lb Pork Shoulder, bone in


  1. Combine the garlic, sea salt, dried oregano, cumin, chipotle chilie pepper, and cinnamon.

  2. Place sliced onions in slow cooker.

  3. Rub the mix all over the pork and place on top of onions.

  4. Add the bay leaf and chicken stock. Cook on low for 8 hours.

  5. Remove the bay leaf, bone and fat (it will literally fall off). Shred with two forks and combine in juices.

  6. Enjoy!