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Apple Spiced Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas |

Apple Spiced Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 hours
  • Total Time: 10 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Apple Spiced Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas; crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside, seasoned with sweet and smoky flavors. Cooked low and slow for perfect, fall-apart deliciousness.



Spice Rub:

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/41/2 teaspoon cayenne


4-pound pork shoulder
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup apple cider


In a small bowl, mix together the spice rub: salt, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, and cinnamon.

In the bottom of the slow cooker place the pork shoulder. Sprinkle the spice rub over the top and coat the pork. Pour the chicken stock and apple cider around the sides of the pork being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.

Cover and cook on Low until the pork shreds easily with a fork, about 10 hours. Turn the meat halfway through. When cooked, shred the meat inside the slow cooker with accumulated juices.

Remove to a sheet pan and crisp by broiling it in an oven for about 5 minutes.

Keywords: slow cooker pork carnitas, carnitas, easy pork carnitas

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