This recipe is a little bit more forgiving than a standard carnitas and is a great week night cheat. We love slow cookers for the convenience they provide for set and forget. The chipotle and coco powder add nice Smokey notes with a good pit of heat. 


5 pounds pork shoulder bone in or bone out

2 tablespoons salt

1 teaspoon chipotle powder or smoked paprika 

1 teaspoon Oregano 

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon coco powder

Juice of 1 lime

Juice of 1 orange 



1: Mix all the spices together and rub onto the pork

2: Let sit with rub for at least one hour or ideally overnight

3: Place in slow cooker for 8 hours on low with the orange and lime juice

4: When finished shred meat, discard any bones and skin. Reserve any juices 

5: Broil shredded pork meat to crisp a little and add juices back to crisp pork and serve