Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are so easy and can be in the slow cooker in under 5 minutes. Great for tacosburritossalads, or over rice. If you’re looking for a healthy  Mexican meal, these easy carnitas are just that.

pork carnitas on a tortilla




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.

Easy Crockpot Pork Carnitas


Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

5 from 1 vote
These Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are so easy and can be in the slow cooker in under 5 minutes. Eat it in tacos, burritos, or salads.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder, butt, or tenderloin, (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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main Course
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas