Drew’s Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

10 minsPrep Time
6 hrsCook Time

6 hrs 10 minsTotal Time


Drew’s Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

  • 3-4 Lb Boneless Pork Shoulder Cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Lb Tomatillos Husked, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 Large White Onion Peeled and quartered
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Peeled
  • 2 Poblano Peppers Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro Plus more to garnish
  • 2 Limes Zest and juice
  • 1 Cup Beer Substitute with water or beer
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper To taste
  • To Serve: Warm Corn Tortillas, Sliced Jalapenos, Fresh Cilantro Leaves, Lime Wedges, Sour Cream and Chopped Onion




Dry pork well with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper, cumin and oregano. Set aside at room temperature.


In a blender, add tomatillos, onion, garlic, poblano peppers, cilantro, lime and beer. Season with salt and pepper. 


To a slow cooker, add seasoned pork and blended tomatillo salsa and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low. When ready to serve, shred pork with forks and serve on warmed tortillas. Top with desired garnish such as jalapenos, cilantro, lime, sour cream and onion.