These are the easiest crockpot carnitas and simple enough for anyone to make! This Mexican classic comes together in no time using flavorful pork butt, spices, onion, oranges, and beer! They are great for large crowds or make ahead meals and makes the best tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, etc.
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7 hours 5 minutes
7 hours 15 minutes
4 pounds pork butt
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 large orange
1 (12oz) Blue Moon or similar wheat beer
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- Chipotle Chili Powder is different than plain Chili Powder, use Chipotle Chili Powder in this recipe.
- If you skip broiling in the oven I do find that the carnitas are really wet and mushy which isn't great, so don't skip the broiling step!
- While I highly suggest beer for this recipe, if you don't have beer in your house you can use broth instead.
- The Pork Butt cut is also referred to as a Boston Butt, they are the same thing. This cut of meat sometimes will contain a bone, I recommend a boneless cut.