Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

I’m going to make this real easy and simple just like this recipe. Cinco de Mayo is THIS WEEK. If you want a dinner that screams Mexican and can be made in a total of five minutes in the morning and left to simmer all day (making your house smell amazing too) then this recipe is probably for you. These slow cooker pork carnitas are made with cilantro and only two other ingredient, but you’d never know with how good they taste!

My friend shared this recipe with me years ago and we probably literally make it once a week from April to September before we switch to beef stew for the colder months because it is so good and easy;)

Easy Slow Cooker Cilantro Pork Carnitas

Alternatively called, 4-Ingredient Pork Carnitas.

Ingredients:

1 lb. pork shoulder butt roast
1 12 oz. jar salsa
2 cups (roughly) of organic free range chicken broth
1 bunch cilantro, chopped and divided into two parts
optional: 2 cans of diced green chiles

Directions:
  1. In a slow cooker place your pork on the bottom. Dump the salsa evenly over it (if you are using green chiles, add these now too). Pour the chicken broth in over the pork and salsa. I try to have it covered mostly. Then pour half the cilantro on top. Mix it in a little so it gets wet.
  2. Cover your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Using forks, shred the pork. Serve with the remaining cilantro over rice, tortillas or greens! I always like to add my favorite taco toppings too, like cheese and avocado!

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

See! Easy, peasy and really, if you pick your ingredients wisely and do organic, this is a relatively healthy meal! But if you are looking to splurge this weekend, be sure to check out my 7-layer taco dip. 

So, what are everyone’s Cindo de Mayo plans?

waves and lilacs

15 Comments

  1. jessica lynn

    May 1, 2018 at 12:26 am

    OH my gosh! Yes, please! I make something similar, but yours takes it to a whole new level with the cilantro, and I need this in my life.

    1. wavesandlilacs

      May 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      I can’t get enough of cilantro!

      xo Bethany

  2. Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy

    May 1, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks so tasty!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. wavesandlilacs

      May 2, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      It is so good!
      xo Bethany

  3. Mary Leigh

    May 1, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    This looks so tasty! I just made oven fajitas this week and am hoping to get the recipe up soon (although it won’t be in time for Cinco de Mayo!) I love easy recipes like this! They are so perfect for feeding your family quickly and without much stress!

    1. wavesandlilacs

      May 2, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      We love fajitas! I can’t wait to try when you have it up!
      xo Bethany

  4. Eva

    May 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    This looks so yummy and easy! My 2 faves when cooking 😂 Will definitely be giving it a try!

    1. wavesandlilacs

      May 2, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      I can’t wait to hear how you like it!

      xo Bethany

  5. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    May 2, 2018 at 12:20 am

    I need to try this recipe out! My husband LOVES pork carnitas but I’ve never tried making them at home.

    1. wavesandlilacs

      May 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      It is seriously so easy!

      xo Bethany

  6. Amber

    May 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    This looks delicious! I am always looking for slow cooker recipes that I can throw in the crock pot on my way out the door in the morning. Will definitely have to try this one!

    1. wavesandlilacs

      May 6, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Easy recipes (that are still pretty healthy!) are my fave!

      xo Bethany

  7. Stephanie

    May 2, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    This looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing as I really needed to make something special and quick this weekend for our cinco de mayo celebration!

    1. wavesandlilacs

      May 6, 2018 at 9:20 am

      Let me know how it turns out!!

      xo Bethany

  8. Elizabeth

    May 9, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    SO I had to give this a try, even though I don’t use the slow cooker much. This was fantastic-both tasty and easy. Even Josie, who isn’t a fan of solid food, slurped this up. 🙂

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