Crock Pot Barbacoa Recipe

Prep: 15 mins – Cook: 8 hrs – Total: 8 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 lb pork butt roast
  • 6-7 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 10-11 cloves, ground
  • Whole head of garlic, about 12 cloves
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 Tbsp oregano 
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Handful of cilantro, chopped

barbacoa pork on a white platter

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large pot over med-high heat. Brown meat, about 2-3 minutes per side. (optional)
  2. Crush cloves with mortar and pestle.
  3. Blend all sauce ingredients, other than bay leaves, in grinder or food processor. (optional)
  4. Add pork to crock pot and cover with sauce. Cook 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high.
  5. Shred pork with forks and mix well with sauce.

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Pork Carnitas Recipe – How To Make Pork Carnitas – Pork Carnitas Tacos

Prep: 10 mins – Cook: 6 Hours – Total: 6 Hours

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pork butt, or pork shoulder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 chopped jalapeƱo, optional

Directions

  1. This is the slow cooker pork carnitas version. For an Instant Pot, see above.
  2. First, pat pork dry with paper towels. Combine spices in a small bowl. Rub spice mix all over pork.
  3. Add pork and remaining ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Once pork is tender, discard all but 1/2 cup of the liquid. Shred pork with two forks. Discard bone(s).
  5. Optional but highly recommended: preheat oven to broil. Add shredded pork and about 1/2 cup of the liquid to a baking sheet. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes. Watch closely to prevent burning.
  6. Remove from oven and serve.

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