Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are perfect for street tacos or standalone as they are juicy, tender and delicious. Each bite is better than the last and the first bite is simply amazing. This affordable and easy to make selection is perfect on any occasion an d can be prepared by almost anyone.  Full of flavor, textures and at a budget price, this is perfect normal meal planning. Create some latin excitement in your home with this authentic tasting recipe everyone will enjoy.

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Clean and pat the pork dry with a paper towel. Place pork in the slow cooker. Add salt, pepper, cumin, oregano to the cooker. Then rub all over the pork.

Add orange juice, lime, garlic, onions to the cooker. 

Boneless butt: cook on low for 8-10 hours or until fork tender. Bone-in butt: 10-12 hours or until fork tender.

Shred the pork with tongs or forks while in the cooker. Discard the bone.

Optional: remove the whole pork and place on a bowl/plate. Then use tongs or 2 forks to shred the meat. Set aside. Save the liquid for frying.

Frying: Use an iron skillet or nonstick-pan. Add 1 tbsp oil and heat to medium-high. Add ⅓ of the shredded meat and ⅓ of the liquid to the pan. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated and the meat begins to crisp. Set crisped meat aside.

Repeat previous steps at least two more times to crisp the remaining pork. Make sure to flip/turn the meat as you cook to crisp all sides. 

Serve on corn tortillas. 

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Succulent Park Carnitas dripping with natural and authentic flavors.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lbs bone-in Boston butt pork or boneless
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 8 garlic cloves

Rub

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Clean and pat the pork dry with a paper towel. Place pork in the slow cooker. Add salt, pepper, cumin, oregano to the cooker. Then rub all over the pork. Add orange juice, lime, garlic, onions to the cooker. Optional: Lift one side of the pork up (use a tong or wooden spoon); this will allow the juice to go underneath the meat.

Cook

  • Boneless butt: cook on low for 8-10 hours or until fork tender.
    Bone-in butt: 10-12 hours or until fork tender.
  • Shred the pork with tongs or forks while in the cooker. Discard the bone. Optional: remove the whole pork and place on a bowl/plate. Then use tongs or 2 forks to shred the meat. Set aside. Save the liquid for frying.

Frying or Broil in the oven

  • Frying: Use an iron skillet or nonstick-pan. Add 1 tbsp oil and heat to medium-high. Add ⅓ of the shredded meat and ⅓ of the liquid to the pan. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated and the meat begins to crisp. Set crisped meat aside. Repeat previous steps at least two more times to crisp the remaining pork. Make sure to flip/turn the meat as you cook to crisp all sides. 
  • Broil: Place shred meat on a baking sheet with liquid. Broil on high for 5-10 minutes or until the meat begins to crisp.

Serve on corn tortillas. Top with cheese, cilantro, lime, salsa, avocado, tomatoes and jalapeños. Enjoy!

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    Slow Cooker Dr.Pepper Pulled Pork

    Simple to make, rich and delicious, Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is the perfect dump and go recipe for Urban Kitchen BBQ lovers. This affordable and easy to make selection is ideal to make as a prep item to have on hand for a busy week or as a nice meal plan for a hot and ready sandwich on any occasion.  Full of dark succulent flavor, and tender juicy textures, my family loves this recipe and I am sure yours will too. Like any good pulled pork, the meat comes out fork tender and dripping with natural flavors that make this simple recipe a must try.

    Watch the video and follow the instructions below to have this hearty and delicious meal in your repertoire today. Like and share this or any of my recipes you find interesting from my growing catalogue of menu selections. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to stay up to date on all the latest eatfoodlicious publications. If you enjoy a delicious pulled pork you will definitely want to give this recipe a try. Thanks for visiting and see you again soon.

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    In a small bowl; combine all the seasonings together.

    Then sprinkle over the pork.

    Place the seasoned pork in the slow cooker.

    Gently brush ½ cup BBQ sauce on top of the pork (careful not to wipe the seasoning off).

    Pour Dr. Pepper down the side of the slow cooker (careful not to wash off the BBQ).

    Slow cook on low for 10 hours for optimal fork tenderness or on high for 5-6 hours. Bone-in pork cook on low for 12 hours.

    Transfer the cooked meat to a bowl/plate.

    Use tongs or 2 forks to shred the meat.

    Then return the meat to the pot.

    Add another ½ cup of BBQ sauce and mix everything together. Season with salt & pepper. Optionalremove/discard the grease that is floating on top of the liquid before returning the meat to the cooker.

    Serve on a hamburger bun(s) with pickled red onions, pickles & coleslaw.

    Enjoy!

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    Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

    Low and slow sweet Dr. Pepper flavored pulled pork is simply delicious.
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    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 10 hrs
    Total Time 10 hrs 5 mins
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Servings 8
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Slow Cooker

    Ingredients
      

    • 4 lbs boneless Boston butt or pork shoulder
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 1 tbsp onion powder
    • 1 tbsp paprika
    • 1 tbsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 12 oz Dr. Pepper
    • ½-1 cup (divided) BBQ sauce to taste

    Serve with

    • Hamburger buns, pickled red onions, pickles & coleslaw

    Instructions
     

    • Clean and pat the pork dry. In a small bowl; combine all the seasonings together. Then sprinkle over the pork.
    • Place the seasoned pork in the slow cooker. Gently brush ½ cup BBQ sauce on top of the pork (careful not to wipe the seasoning off). Pour Dr. Pepper down the side of the slow cooker (careful not to wash off the BBQ).
    • Slow cook on low for 10 hours for optimal fork tenderness or on high for 5-6 hours. Bone-in pork cook on low for 12 hours.
    • Transfer the cooked meat to a bowl/plate. Use tongs or 2 forks to shred the meat. Then return the meat to the pot. Add another ½ cup of BBQ sauce and mix everything together. Season with salt & pepper. Optionalremove/discard the grease that is floating on top of the liquid before returning the meat to the cooker.

    Serve on a hamburger bun(s) with pickled red onions, pickles & coleslaw

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      Slow Cooker Whole Turkey with Gravy

      Bursting with juices at the first cut then served with delicious gravy drizzled over the succulent meat;  this slow cooker Turkey recipe provides a flavor rich main entree for your holiday celebration that you will be proud to serve to your family and friends. Cover the breasts with my simple recommended seasonings and slowly stew with tasty vegetables to create a lingering invitation of aromatic bliss that will resonate throughout the home on notes of fresh herbs. Once you let the slow cooker work its magic, transfer the juicy bird to the baking sheet and roast the skin to a crispy perfection (stay in the kitchen as this usually only take 5 to 7 minutes). 

      This gravy recipe will be an instant hit at the table as the remnants of the slow cooked turkey are thickened to your preference with mouth watering satisfaction from my easy to follow recipe style cheat code, that I know you will love.  For those of us that may not require the entire bird for the Holiday feast, this recipe puts the main entree at the center of the table with little hassle and very predictable cook times. Watch the video and follow the detailed instructions below to have this gorgeous hunk of meat featured at your table this feasting season. 

      Also, be sure to check out my growing catalogue for complimentary sides and deserts to complete your meal planning. I include printable recipes and presentation suggestions to help inspire your vision of a complete meal. Feel free to like and share this or any of my recipes you may find interesting.  Don’t forget to hit the follow and subscribe buttons to stay up to date on all my latest publications throughout the year. 

      Food, family, and friends grubbing on a hearty meal that fills the hunger and satisfies the soul is at the core of an eatfoodlicious adventure. Approach this holiday knowing that life is too short not to eat delicious food at every available opportunity and hug someone you love. Until the next time our paths cross, may your next food adventure become a fond memory worth sharing for generations to come. I hope you visit again soon!

      In a medium size bowl: add softened butter, fresh thyme & rosemary, salt and pepper. Mix well. Use one hand to loosen and lift the turkey breast skin. Using about half the butter mixture, coat/smother the breast rubbing under the skin. Stuff the onion, lemon and the rest of the herbs, including stems (thyme & rosemary) into the turkey’s cavity. Then rub the rest of the butter over the outer layer of the turkey’s skin. Tie the legs together.

      Place garlic cloves in the bottom of the slow cooker. Then place the turkey on top of the garlic. Throw in the carrots and celery.

      Cover with the lid. Slow cook on low for 8 hours or cook on high for 4 hours.

      Carefully remove the turkey from the slow cooker and place on a rack with a baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes in the oven or until lightly golden brown. Make sure to keep an eye on the turkey while in the oven (broiler). 

      Use a fine mesh and strain the liquid; discard the vegetables and fat (optional)You should have about 2 cups of turkey liquid from the slow cooker. 

      Add 2 cups of chicken broth to the liquid. Set aside until ready to use.

      Heat the sauce pan to medium-high. Melt the butter then add flour as you whisk. Slowly add the broth, whisk until smooth. Add thyme and Worcestershire sauce as you continue to whisk. Turn down the heat to medium and let simmer for 7-10 minutes or until desired consistency. Optional add 1 tsp soy sauce to darken the gravy. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

      Serve

      Enjoy

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      Slow Cooker Whole Turkey

      Easy to make whole turkey that is extremely tender and juicy with a mouthwatering savory skin.
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      Prep Time 10 mins
      Cook Time 8 hrs 20 mins
      Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
      Course Main Course
      Cuisine American
      Calories

      Equipment

      • Slow Cooker

      Ingredients
        

      • 9-10 lbs whole turkey
      • 1 garlic head 9-10 cloves
      • 1 onion quartered
      • 1 lemon quartered
      • 1 carrot cut
      • 1 celery stem cut
      • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
      • 5-8 sprigs fresh thyme

      Butter Mixture

      • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
      • 2 tsp salt
      • 1 tsp pepper
      • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
      • 1 tsp fresh thyme

      Gravy

      • ¼ cup unsalted butter
      • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
      • 2 cups liquid from the slow cooker
      • 2 cups low- sodium chicken/turkey broth
      • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
      • 1 tsp soy sauce
      • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
      • salt & pepper to taste

      Instructions
       

      • Rinse the thyme and rosmary. Get about 1-2 stems from each and tear the leaves off and mince; set aside. In a medium size bowl: add softened butter, fresh thyme & rosemary, salt and pepper. Mix well.
      • [If using a frozen turkey; thaw in the refrigerator 48-72 hours prior to use.] Remove the turkey from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours prior to cooking. Remove turkey neck, giblets and package; reserve for giblet gravy or discard if you prefer. Clean, rinse and pat the turkey dry with paper towels.
      • Use one hand to loosen and lift the turkey breast skin. Using about half the butter mixture, coat/smother the breast rubbing under the skin. Stuff the onion, lemon and the rest of the herbs, including stems (thyme & rosemary) into the turkey's cavity. Then rub the rest of the butter over the outer layer of the turkey's skin. Tie the legs together.
      • Place garlic cloves in the bottom of the slow cooker. Then place the turkey on top of the garlic. Throw in the carrots and celery.
      • Cover with the lid. Slow cook on low for 8 hours or cook on high for 4 hours.
      • Carefully remove the turkey from the slow cooker and place on a rack with a baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes in the oven or until lightly golden brown. Make sure to keep an eye on the turkey while in the oven (broiler).

      Gravy

      • Use a fine mesh and strain the liquid; discard the vegetables and fat (optional). You should have about 2 cups of turkey liquid from the slow cooker. Add 2 cups of chicken broth to the liquid. Set aside until ready to use.
      • Heat the sauce pan to medium-high. Melt the butter then add flour as you whisk. Slowly add the broth, whisk until smooth. Add thyme and Worcestershire sauce as you continue to whisk. Turn down the heat to medium and let simmer for 7-10 minutes or until desired consistency. Optional add 1 tsp soy sauce to darken the gravy. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

      Serve & enjoy!

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        Slow Cooker BBQ Little Smokies

        These little smoked sausages bathed in rich delicious flavors are quick and easy to prepare. This is a kid friendly recipe that even the teenagers can pull off when preparing solo. If you are short on time and need to serve something fast this is a life saver in a pinch. Serve these little delights with sausage, toast or mashed potatoes to create a filling meal for the family to enjoy.

        Delicious tasty and good to the last bite. This affordable and easy to make selection is perfect on any occasion.  Full of flavor, textures and at a budget price, this is perfect normal meal planning. Quick and tasty this recipe will drive everyone in the house to the table at neck break speed. I enjoyed this recipe and recommend you try it at least once to see for yourself how delicious it really is.

        Watch the video and follow the instructions below to have this dish today. Like and share this or any of my recipes you find interesting from my growing catalogue of menu selections. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to stay up to date on all the latest eatfoodlicious publications. Thanks for visiting and see you again soon.

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        Ingredients

        Place all ingredients in the slow cooker

        Mix

        Place the lid on. Cook on low for 2-3 hours.

        Serve immediately & enjoy!

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        Slow Cooker BBQ Little Smokies

        Quick, easy and versatile don’t hesitate to give these little sweet BBQ smokies a try.
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        Prep Time 5 mins
        Cook Time 2 hrs
        Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
        Course Appetizer, Snack
        Cuisine American
        Servings 6
        Calories

        Equipment

        • Slow Cooker

        Ingredients
          

        • 12 oz little smokies mini cocktails
        • ½ cup bbq sauce
        • cup brown sugar

        Instructions
         

        • Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and mix.
        • Place the lid on. Cook on low for 2-3 hours.
        • Remove lid and mix.

        Serve immediately & enjoy!

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          Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth

          Clear and delicious Chicken Bone Broth that is a must when establishing your homecoming portfolio. Delicious tasty and good to the last bite. This affordable and easy to make selection is perfect on any occasion.  Full of flavor, textures and at a budget price, this is perfect normal meal planning. Quick and tasty this recipe will drive everyone in the house to the table at neck break speed. I enjoyed this recipe and recommend you try it at least once to see for yourself how delicious it really is.

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          Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker.

          Cook on low for 12-18 hours

          (preferably 18 hours)

          Discard the bones and vegetables. Place a mesh/strainer on top of a mixing bowl.

          Scoop out the grease that is floating around the top.

          Pour the liquid through a fine strainer

          Discard grease