Keto Carnitas

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Keto Carnitas

1 hour 5 minutes
Calories 400kcal


  • 5 pounds pork shoulder butt (cut into smaller chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup pickled jalapenos (cut into smaller chunks)
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (cut into smaller chunks)
  • 1 lemon (the juice


  • Mix the dry spices and rub them on the meat.
  • Place the meat fatty side up into a crock-pot or oven safe skillet and add the remaining seasonings.
  • Sprinkle jalapenos over the pork shoulder.
  • Add fresh orange juice, lime juice and lemon juice.
  • Cook on low in the crock-pot for 10 to 12 hours or overnight.
  • When the meat is tender, remove it from the crock-pot and shred it into smaller pieces.
  • Reserve the drippings and reduce it to half in a pot.
  • Sauté the optional onion and bell peppers in fat.
  • Add the reduced pan drippings.
  • Fry the pork in a heavy skillet until the pieces are browned and crispy.
  • Getting the meat crisped up is really important in making it so delicious.
  • Serve with avocado, tomato, jalapeño, shredded cheese, sour cream.
  • Don’t forget the fresh cilantro!


Calories: 400kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:21:48.

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