Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas



For some reason I can’t say that word without a Mexican accent and drawing out the middle of the word as long and obnoxiously as I can. Seriously, I did all the prep for these pork carnitas in under a minute. They were moist, spicy, and great snuggled in a warm tortilla with some pico de gallo, avocado, cheese, and a squeeze of lime. John loved the pork on a salad with some of the extra sauce that it had been cooking in all day. I loved these Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas because it uses pork tenderloin which is leaner and healthier than a pork roast.

You can’t see but this pork is super moist.
These Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas come from Kelle Hampton who is a mom who shares her life inspirations as well as her experiences with having a daughter with down syndrome. If you haven’t heard of her blog start here to hear her story. Once I started reading, I was hooked on Kelle’s outlook on life.

Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas


  • 2 pork tenderloins ((about 1 pound each))
  • 1 (15-18 ounce) jar of your favorite salsa verde
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 white onion (, chopped in large pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until pork easily forks apart. Serve buffet-style with flour tortillas, cheese, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and a squeeze of lime. Make sure to get some of that yummy sauce the pork is in inside your tortilla. Add a side of Cilantro Lime Rice and black beans.
  2. Trying to eat healthy? Make it into a salad by placing the pork on top of some lettuce with pico de gallo and a squeeze of lime.


Source: adapted from Kelle Hampton


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  1. Great recipe, gorgeous photos! 🙂

  2. making these this week…. YUM

  3. great pictures! and the pork does look really moist

  4. Love this and can’t wait to try it. My (3) crockpots are my favorite kitchen tools and I love to have new recipes to try! Cheers~

  5. Do you think you coud make it with just one pork tenderloin? I would be cooking for just 1 or 2 and I’m thinking 2 tenderloins would be a waste. Maybe reduce the cooking time with only one tenderloin?

  6. @TLC,
    Yes, you can definitely do it with just one. I’ve done it with just one and it took around 7-8 hours. I kept the sauce the same since I didn’t want to use half a can and it was more but still good.

  7. i do not eat pork ! but this seems like a great recipe ! i think i am gonna try it with chicken 🙂

  8. How fun to have two of my favorite blogs cooking together! I’ll have to try these!

  9. Awe..i LOVE Kelle’s blog..so cool to see you do too! I forgot about these and must now try them! yum!

  10. Amazing photos. Carnitas are one of my favorites!

  11. Just made this tonight – AMAZING! Husband said he could eat the whole thing on his own. So easy, so delicious… this is going to be a family favorite.

  12. Salad style recipe is delightful..
    I love it so much..:)

  13. I bet these carnitas would be great in some burritos too!

  14. I just found your blog last week and I’m loving it!! I made these Carnitas last night for family and everyone raved. The flavor was amazing!! Thanks!!

  15. Wow. This is fantastic! I find so many great recipes for the crock pot, but the cook time is TOO short for my work day. It’s so nice to actually find something with a 8-10 hour window so I can finally prep it before heading out the door, and come home to a perfectly cooked meal.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This recipe is incredible! Thank you!

  18. This looks great! Is it spicy at all? I have two younger children and wondered if it would be too much spice for them. Thank you!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      My kids are pretty sensitive to spice. One ate it the other two thought it was two spicy. I think it depends on your green salsa. The diced chilies add a lot of spice too.

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  20. How many servings would you say this recipe is?

  21. Looks good!

  22. Hello! Have you made this with chicken? That’s all I have today in the freezer. Thanks!!!! Love all your recipes!

  23. What size crockpot did you use? I didn’t know if my 4 qt would be too small or if I should use my 5 qt instead?

  24. This was absolutely DELICIOUS! The recipe is very similar to the one that one was given to me. I add several sprigs of fresh cilantro to the broth in which the pork is simmering. Thanks for sharing, Christy!

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