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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas


1 (4-pound) pork shoulder roast

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup jarred hot salsa

1 large (2 cups) onion, cut into strips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Pat pork shoulder dry, using paper towel. Sprinkle evenly with chili powder and salt. Heat 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter in pan until sizzling; brown pork on all sides.

  2. STEP 2

    Place salsa into bottom of 6-quart slow cooker. Add onions and browned pork, pouring juices and browned bits from skillet over top. Cook on Low heat setting 7-9 hours or until pork pulls apart easily. Remove pork to bowl; pull into bite-sized pieces. Strain onions from liquid; add to pulled pork. Add about one cup of remaining liquid to coat pork and add flavor.

  3. STEP 3

    Serve as desired. Great for tacos or over rice and beans!

Nutrition (1 serving)

770 Calories
58 Fat (g)
220 Cholesterol (mg)
930 Sodium (mg)
6 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
54 Protein (g)
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