Copycat Chipotle Carnitas Recipe in the Crock-Pot

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Copycat Chipotle Carnitas Recipe
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Want an easy to plan meal – prepare ahead, eat when you are ready? This one is one of my FAVORITE meats at Chipotle. Using the slow cooker, it remains moist and flavorful. Pair with a side of Chipotle Lime Rice with Cilantro. Use the left overs for your child’s Back to School Taco Bento Lunchbox!


  • Whole Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 can Rotel Tomatoes & Chiles
  • 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 2 tsp dried Chipotle Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves


  • Heat oil in large pan and brown pork on all sides.
  • Place pork in slow cooker and add remaining ingredients on top of pork.
  • Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  • Remove pork and shred (remove if it was not boneless).
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Drain about half of the liquid.
  • Add shredded pork back to juices in the Crock-Pot.

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