Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas – SRC

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

I have major Wanderlust right now.

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I don’t have the kind of life style that lets me travel as much as I would like, but I love to daydream that I could. I think that scrapbooker & designer Kelly Purkey leads such an adventurous life with all of her travels. I love to read her blog and check out what she is up to. You know when you type in the address bar and Google provides you with suggestions from previous seraches? Well, when I type in ‘K’ her blog comes up. Yeah, I guess I go there often…

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Thankfully, I have a trip planned just next month to visit my best friend in Seattle. I seriously can’t wait to go. I haven’t seen her since she visited at Christmas a few weeks after Autumn was born. I miss her terribly ever since she moved away to Seattle, but knowing that she loves it there at least helps lessen the blow. Plus, it means I get to travel to see her!! We are going to cram so much damn stuff in that long weekend. Oh, and the food! And the drinks. I can’t even…

Anyway, back to reality…

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I’m sharing such a wonderful, simple recipe today as it is my monthly Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day. I just love SRC as it gives me a little bit of an adventure to check out someone’s blog to make a recipe. Searching their blog for a recipe is like searching yelp for a great restaurant. It’s just a blast, I ask myself “I am in the mood for chicken? a dessert? a dip? should I make osmething with a slow cooker?” just like how you ask yourself ‘hmm, Chinese or pizza tonight.”

This month I took the slow cooker route with these Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas from Fantastical Sharing.

I was given Sarah’s blog this month. Sara is such a rock star with her role in Secret Recipe Club as a group organizer. She is so well organized, friendly, and just all around amazing. Sarah also has a blog full of recipes. FULL of recipes.

Plus, Sarah is due any day now!! I am so freaking excited for her. Her son Mason will be here soon enough.

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I bookmarked so many recipes to consider, such as these Crock Pot Baked Potatoes, Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bars, Kahlua Cake, and Buffalo Chicken Chili. I’m still determined to make those Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bars!!

Ultimately, I picked this recipe because it was a Whole30 recipe! YAY! It made such great tacos. Plus, it was super simple. Which is fantastic all around, but made for such a great ‘cooking’ experience. I am getting burned out from all this Whole30 cooking. It just never ends! I want take out!! But this was refreshing as it took about 2 minutes to throw together. For real. Chop an onion, open cans, combine it all in a slow cooker.

This recipe is perfect when you know are gonna have a crazy day and need to get dinner on the table quickly. It will have everyone asking for more too!!

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 lb. each)
  • 1 jar salsa verde
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 white onion, chopped into


  1. Place all of the ingredients in slow cooker. Cook for 8-10 hours on LOW.
  2. Shred with two forks. Drain off excess juices if you would like. Enjoy in tacos, with rice, or on baked potatoes.

Sourced from Fantastical Sharing


Check out all the other great Secret Recipe Club posts this month!

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18 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas – SRC

  1. amanda says:

    I’ve got wanderlust recently too which is weird because I’m a total homebody. This looks delicious! I’m all about anything with salsa verde!


  2. sallybr says:

    Love, love, love pork carnitas… unfortunately I gave my crockpot away a few years ago due to downsizing the kitchen, and now of course I see a ton of great recipes that call for it! 😉


  3. Melissa says:

    I love any kind of Mexican meal, so this is a perfect recipe. I like how you served the pork in a lettuce leaf instead of a taco shell. I should really try that sometime! Great pick this month 🙂


  4. shockinglydelicious says:

    ALWAYS looking for new great Crock-Pot recipes, and this looks like one! Wonderful SRC pick this month. Sorry it took me so long to get here to comment.


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