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Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas

Get a head start on the week with Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas! This beef comes out of the slow cooker bursting with flavor and extra tender. These carnitas are so versatile you can serve them to your family all week and they will never know!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 -16
Author Amy


  • 3-4 pound roast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • hot sauce to taste


  • Generously season roast with salt and pepper. Place roast in slow cooker. Pour chicken broth over meat. Cook on high 4 hours, or until it pulls apart easily.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker. Shred. I pull it apart with two forks.
  • Add shredded beef back to slow cooker. Add seasonings and stir to distribute.
  • Cook roast on low for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove roast from drippings with slotted spoon. Serve on tortillas, chips, lettuce or anything else you can imagine!