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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are so easy to make and perfect for an easy dinner or Mexican Fiesta! #crockpot

There is nothing better than an easy crockpot dinner recipe! My family LOVES Mexican food and when I can prepare it in the slow cooker that means an easy day of meal prep for me! I use the crockpot at least 5 nights a week and sometimes 7 in fact you can prepare 20 freezer meals in 4 hours using our detailed plan! This is my signature dish and it is a really easy pork chop dish to prepare. It took me 15 minutes to prep using my Good Cook Knives.

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are so easy to make and perfect for an easy dinner or Mexican Fiesta! #crockpot


It was literally as easy as slicing butter with these Good Cook non-stick knives. I am in love with these knives!  They are so nice to work with and the prep bowls are perfect!  This delicious dinner can be ready in 5-8 hours depending on if you cook it on low or high. Just add all the ingredients and then forget it about it while you go on about about day.

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are so easy to make and perfect for an easy dinner or Mexican Fiesta! #crockpot

I like to serve this dish with Homemade Guacamole and Crockpot Black Beans. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are so easy to make and perfect for an easy dinner or Mexican Fiesta! #crockpot

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Recipe type: Crockpot
Cuisine: Mexican
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
  • 3 lbs boneless pork chops
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
  • 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP. cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup taco sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place water in crockpot
  2. Add Pork Chops
  3. Place all ingredients on top and slightly stir
  4. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  5. Shred meat with a fork or sharp knife on a cutting board.
  6. Serve with tortillas, cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream or any other topping that you prefer.

Maneet Chuchan and Melissa Jennings

Good Cook provided me with 15 items to create my “ideal kitchen drawer”.  In addition to my knives I know that measuring is also important!   In my opinion these kitchen tools are essential for cooking.  I am a HUGE chopped fan!  I have learned a lot by watching the show.  I really believe that kitchen knives are the key to cooking success.  That is why I created my ideal kitchen drawer with that in mind.  Here is my Stockpiling Moms “Chopped” Drawer.

Stockpiling Moms Chopped Kitchen Drawer

Tools in My Drawer:

Nonstick Utility Knife

Nonstick Paring Knife

Nonstick Santoku Knife

Nonstick Chef Knife

5.5″ Utility Knife 

6″ Chef Knife 

Comfort Grip Santoku Knife

Comfort Grip 7″ Knife

Prep Bowls – 5 Piece Set

Measuring Spoon – 6 piece set

Liquid Measuring Cup – 4 cup

Measuring Scoop Set 

Candy Thermometer 

Nylon Spaghetti Server, Black 12 1/2″ 

Meat Thermometer


What is this Chopped Drawer all about? Well, from June 2nd until July 14th, you will have the chance to either build your own kitchen drawer or win one like mine!

How to Enter:

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Visit the Good Cook Site starting June 2nd and choose up to 15 items that are specifically marked with the “Add Me” image pictured above. If you can’t decide what to choose, you can choose the same products as I have listed above or another blogger’s “drawer” but of course I am a fan of my Chopped Drawer :-). More details will be available once the the sweepstakes has started. All of the participating items will be 25% off during the promotion so now is a great time to stockpile!

Win more kitchen items from Good Cook!  Starting June 2nd and running until June 7th will be a 5-day product giveaway on Good Cook’s Facebook page. Every drawer entered has a chance to win an instant prize, and participants can submit a new drawer every day for a new chance to win plus earn special discounts.

Disclosure:  I am a Good Cook Kitchen Ambassador.  I received product to use in this post however all opinions are 1000% my own.

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