Pork Carnitas Recipe

Tender pork from the slow cooker pairs with seasoned coleslaw and cheese for a carnita with a kick!
  • Ready in: 8 hours, 20 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 8 hours
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  • Servings: 6 servings OR 4 servings and 2 leftover servings

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  • 1 (2¼-2½ pound) boneless pork shoulder roast, cut into large chunks
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa verde
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Wahoo Chili Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 16 ounces deli-style creamy coleslaw
  • 1 small fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 10-12 (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • Crumbled Mexican Cotija cheese or shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional

cooking methods

  • Slow Cooker


  1. Place pork in a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. Combine salsa, chicken broth and Wahoo!® Chili Seasoning; pour over pork. Cook on HIGH 5-6 hours or LOW 8-10 hours or until pork is falling apart.
  2. In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning and water; microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Add coleslaw and chopped jalapeños to garlic mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, shred pork and serve in warmed tortillas with coleslaw and cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings. Serve with Charro Beans.

Make ahead & freeze: Place pork, salsa, chicken broth and Wahoo!® Chili Seasoning in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

For remix Pork Posole recipe: Reserve 1 cup shredded pork and 1 cup cooking liquid; refrigerate, covered, up to 2 days.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant surprised I also used Corn Black Bean Salsa, instead of Salsa Verde. Also used American Cheese on some and Pepper Jack on others. My son said this is his new favorite meal! He ate TWO! He never eats two on Taco Tuesday
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving different meal options Great flavor! We mixed it up a bit, but definitely a winner
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mild but AMAZING Made this recipe in the slow cooker - amazing smells and amazing flavor. Very mild but flavorful. Saving this recipe with the best of the best from TS. Had to share the recipe with the ladies at work once they smelled my reheated lunch!
Date published: 2016-10-20
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