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Video: Slow Cooker Carnitas

Make an amazing slow-cooked pork filling for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make carnitas in the slow cooker. It’s so quick and easy to prepare: Simply combine ingredients in the slow cooker, and then come home to tender, wonderfully spiced pork that’s a great filling for tamales, tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Watch the video, then get Erin’s 5-star recipe for Slow Cooker Carnitas. This tender shredded pork also makes delicious barbecue—just top with BBQ sauce and serve on a bun! See more Mexican food videos >>

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Sep. 4, 2014 3:29 pm
One fast way to crisp up the carnitas is to spread the shredded meat out in a baking pan, toss them in a little of the broth and fat from the slow cooker and place them under a broiler for just until they brown a bit.
Aug. 20, 2014 11:53 am
This is pulled pork not Carnitas still looks good though. Did you here they baby cry halfway through? That was weird as was the music.
Jun. 9, 2014 5:28 am
I don't want to be picky...but the music selected for this video is terrible! Sounds like a circus. Seriously distracting.
Jul. 14, 2013 12:38 pm
This video isn't working...the other videos on your site are, but not this one!
Mar. 13, 2013 5:39 am
I've made this before and to get the crispiness, just chunk it up and throw it on a cookie sheet under the broiler for a few minutes.
Feb. 9, 2013 9:07 am
Good basic recipe but if you want the crispiness of carnitas you can season them to taste and fry them in hot olive oil. The key is to get the oil hot before you put them in so it doesn't just soak up the oil. It's best to do a handful at a time to get them crisp.
Feb. 9, 2013 5:22 am
Yes, lard is bad.... Like bacon, etc that hv the same fat... But u can use other oil... If not ... They r not carnitas... Anyway... A balanced diet n right portion r always part of a healthy life...
Feb. 8, 2013 3:43 pm
For real carnitas you need to replace the broth with lard.
Feb. 8, 2013 2:09 pm
I agree with Bennybbc, carnitas are supposed to be crispy. Not bad but it is missing something like the crispiness of carnitas.
Feb. 8, 2013 10:59 am
Carnitas are supposed to be a little crispy. To turn this braised pork into actual carnitas, after coarsely shredding, fry the pork in some oil, preferably lard, to be authentic. However, any oil will do. Without the browning/crisping, this is just a recipe for seasoned braised pork, not carnitas.
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