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5 from 12 votes

Mexican Pulled Pork Carnitas

Mexican pulled pork carnitas made with succulent pork shoulder seasoned to absolute perfection. Great for tacos and burritos or sandwiches topped with tangy slaw and hot sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: pork, pork shoulder, pulled pork
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Ty

Ingredients

  • 3 lb pork shoulder pierced
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 2-3 serrano chilies seeded
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 c chicken stock
  • 1/2 c pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 1/4 c canola oil
  • 1/4 c lime juice
  • zest from 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano

Instructions

  • Place the pork in the crockpot with the onion and peppers. Season the pork with the salt and spices. Pour the stock around the pork. Add the remaining ingredients to a blender and puree.
  • Pour the contents over the pork in a crockpot. Allow it to cook on high for 6 hours until the pork is tender and falling apart.
  • Serve as tacos or on a rolls with preferred condiments.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.6mg