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Pork Carnitas Recipe For Busy Nights - Dinner in a Flash

These easy pork carnitas can be made in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chile Lime Seasoning or 1 tsp Chile Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Fresh Rosemary , chopped
  • 1 lemon , squeezed
  • Pork Shoulder Roast
  • 1 cup Bone Broth


  • Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary, smoked paprika, cumin, and chili powder in a bowl and then pour over pork roast to marinade.
  • Marinade overnight or just rub into the roast and cook immediately.
  • In a large skillet heat 1 tsp olive oil add roast and brown on each side.
  • Add 1 cup of bone broth to an Instant Pot or Crock Pot, place roast inside and slow cook.
  • For Crockpot set on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours.
  • In an instant pot set on slow cooker for 6-8 hours.
  • The roast will shred apart very easily with tongs when done. Shred roast separating meat from fat.
  • For crispy carnitas set over to 375 degrees, place shredded pork in a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes flip the meat over and bake for another 10 minutes.
Keyword Dinner