pepper pineapple pulled pork
Dinner Savory Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Carnitas

These slow cooker carnitas will absolutely become a staple in your household! Not only is this recipe super simple, but also very versatile. This pork is very flavorful, but also provides a blank canvas to take on other flavors to easily use leftovers! I use this pork for BBQ stuffed sweet potatoes, and then spice it up for pork carnitas tacos. So, break out that slow cooker and start enjoying some pork!

The addition of the pineapple and jalapenos in this recipe give it a sweet flavor with some kick!

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Nikki’s Notes




  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • ½ chopped yellow onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped fresh jalapeno
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup of pineapple juice
  • ½ cup chopped pineapple

Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe

  • Pat pork tenderloin dry with paper towels.
pork tenderloin in crock pot
  • Combine rub ingredients and rub all over pork, then place in Crockpot.
tenderloin pineapple and jalapenos in crock pot
  • Top with remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on high for 4-6 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.
carnitas fully cooked
  • When done the meat should be very tender and easily separate with a fork.
slow cooker carnitas pulling apart
  • Shred tenderloin with forks in crockpot to recombine with juices.
slow cooker carnitas in crock pot

Also Used In

Stuffed BBQ Pulled Pork Sweet Potatoes

Pulled Pork Tacos (Coming Soon)

pepper pineapple pulled pork
Hi, I'm Nicolette
Hi, I’m Nicolette

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