Orange Pork Carnitas

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This is a good basic recipe for pork Carnitas in the crock pot. A good throw it in the crock pot and forget about it recipe. This recipe is without any "heat" so my 2 year old can enjoy it too. If you want the spicier version just add some of your favorite hot peppers diced up to the mix in the crock pot. I serve this on toasted corn tortillas shells with home-made guacamole, cilantro, diced green onion, cheddar cheese and green salsa Verde.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 1/2 of the oranges wheels, onion, and garlic on the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Then add all of your boneless pork shoulder to the crock pot.
  3. Sprinkle pork with fresh cracked pepper, Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up salt and the rest of your garlic.
  4. Add the rest of your oranges and onion, to the top of the pork.
  5. Cover crock pot and cook on high for 1 hour then turn crock pot to low and cook for about 5 to 6 hours or until the pork is falling apart. (Turn the crock pot back up to high the last hour of cooking.)
  6. Remove any pieces of orange peel you can find and discard.
  7. Useing 2 forks pull apart pork untill you get a shredded look.
  8. Serve over toasted corn tortillas with your favorite accouterments such as -- fresh made guacamole, cilantro, green onion, and green salsa Verde.
  9. Enjoy :).

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a