Slow Cooked Carnitas

by Living Freely Gluten Free

Slow Cooked Carnitas are such a simple yet satisfying dish that can be eating so many ways. You can use this Easy Gluten Free Slow Cooked Carnitas recipe for burritos, tacos, salad, nachos, or to put into another dish like a soup or stew with the leftovers. You can even make a pulled pork sandwich with it.

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While doing a Whole30 I decided to make shredded Carnitas. Even though that challenge is long gone, I still continue to make these often because they are so versatile. I always use my Instant Pot when I make this. If you have not gotten an Instant Pot yet, do yourself a favor and order 2! One for you and one for someone you really love because this thing is my go-to every day!!

Easy Gluten Free Slow Cooked Carnitas

The great part about these Easy Gluten Free Slow Cooked Carnitas is that you can use the sow cooker, or Instant Pot. I love using both for different reasons. The Instant Pot is great if I don’t have time to make it ahead, but the slow cooker is awesome for throwing it together before work and having dinner done when you get home. There is nothing better than walking in the door on a long day and smelling the slow cooked carnitas.

How do I make these Easy Gluten Free Slow Cooked Carnitas?

Add all ingredients to your Instant Pot and cook on the poultry setting. When done take out and shred and then add back in the pot and let it sit in the juices for about 10 minutes and then serve any way you choose.

For the Slow Cooker Method you will add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. You can then shred the pork with a knife and fork. Enjoy!!

Salad:
For the salad I had a bed of organic romaine lettuce, salsa. guacamole, tomatoes, green onions, bell peppers, yellow onion and some of Tessame’s southwest ranch dressing.

 

Easy Gluten Free Slow Cooked Carnitas

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Easy Slow Cooker Gluten Free Carnitas

This simple yet healthy recipe is Whole 30 compliant and can be made in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Easy Slow Cooker Canitas, Instant Pot Carnitas, Whole 30 Carnitas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pork shoulder roast
  • 3 cups of broth
  • 2 TBSP> chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to your Instant Pot and cook on the poultry setting. When done take out and shred and then add back in the pot and let it sit in the juices for about 10 minutes and then serve any way you choose.
  2. For the Slow Cooker Method you will add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. You can then shred the pork with a knife and fork. Enjoy!!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Gluten Free Carnitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 613mg27%
Potassium 663mg19%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here is the Instant Pot I use for making Easy Gluten Free Slow Cooked Carnitas

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