Easy Gluten Free Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas

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Nothing is easier than throwing these easy crispy carnitas in the slow cooker at lunch, and then enjoying them for dinner with some gluten free corn tortillas.

Nothing is easier than throwing these easy crispy carnitas in the slow cooker at lunch, and then enjoying them for dinner with some gluten free corn tortillas.

There is a special place in my heart for tacos. I just really love tacos! No particular childhood memory, or amazing taco I had some time a long time ago.  I just straight up love tacos! One of my favorite taco recipes are these gluten free slow cooker turkey mole tacos.

Street tacos is where it is at! They are often naturally gluten-free because they are served on a doubled up corn tortillas. So BONUS!

Nothing is easier than throwing these easy crispy carnitas in the slow cooker at lunch, and then enjoying them for dinner with some gluten free corn tortillas.

Nothing beats some savory crispy pork piled high on those corn tortillas, with just a little sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, or some cotija cheese and maybe pico de gallo or fresh pineapple salsa and a squeeze of lime. Simple, and amazing! They don’t need a whole lot, just simple and clean flavors.

I used country-style pork boneless ribs for my easy slow cooker crispy carnitas recipe, but you could also use a pork roast or shoulder. I’d cut it into large chunks to help it cook evenly. The important thing is that you pick a cut of pork that has a good marbling of fat. You want that fat, because that is what makes the carnitas crispy. And those crispy bits are the best part!

Nothing is easier than throwing these easy crispy carnitas in the slow cooker at lunch, and then enjoying them for dinner with some gluten free corn tortillas.

It will take 3-4 hours to cook on high, or 6-7 on low, depending on your slow cooker, and how much pork you cook at once.

Just place your pork in your slow cooker and season it with just a little bit of brown sugar, cumin, garlic and onion powder, good ol’ salt and pepper, and maybe a dash or chile powder. Then just let it cook low and slow.

To make carnitas crispy, and that is what makes them special, remove the lid and turn the heat on your slow cooker up for the last 30-45 minutes and stir your carnitas to shred them. The meat should shred really easily and be super moist. Removing the lid lets the extra liquid evaporate and the carnitas will kind of fry in their own drippings. Just like when you fry bacon. To crisp up your carnitas even faster, and to get them even crispier move them to the stove top. Just fry your carnitas to a heavy bottomed saucepan while stirring. It will only take a few minutes over medium high heat.

Nothing is easier than throwing these easy crispy carnitas in the slow cooker at lunch, and then enjoying them for dinner with some gluten free corn tortillas.

Seriously, my husband and I just could not stop eating these easy slow cooker crispy carnitas. We were stuffed and just kept on eating. Those crispy shreds are the very best!

 

Comments

  1. Raesha de Ruiter Zylker says

    These sound SO YUMMY!!! I just got a new crock pot last year (after my 22 year old slow cooker finally bit the dust!) I got one of those nice ones that will automatically turn itself off when the cooking time is up – which works great for us while we are both at work. The only thing is the new crock pots seem to cook WAY faster than the old crock pots so whichever one you end up getting just keep that in mind. I usually need to cook things one to two hours less than the directions say.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Thanks Raesha! My crockpot runs hot too. I really love it and I don’t want to get a new one just because of a baby crack. I think I’ll either get a new ceramic insert, or just risk it and always use a liner.
      A programmable one would be amazing though!

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