Crockpot Carnitas with Red Cabbage Slaw

I’ve built this recipe up now for over a week. You might have seen me raving about it on our Instastories a few days ago. I just can’t get enough of these crockpot Carnitas!

It was supposed to last me all week, but Courtney (my wife) and I tore through them pretty quick.

Crockpot Carnitas with Red Cabbage Slaw

I’m no cook by any means but Momica and I wanted to create a few Habitap originals to give to those who sign up for our 10-week challenge.

By the way, they all turned out amazing! I created 2 others that we’ll keep exclusive for those who sign up for one of our challenges.

My favorite dish was the Sweet Potato and Spinach Quiche. I should work on the title because it doesn’t do it justice. It was a party in my mouth.

If you’d like to learn more about our 10-Week Lifestyle Challenge or sign up with our next group, go to our How It Works page.

Anyways… We are talking about Carnitas here. Back on track!

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For the pork:

  • 4-5lbs pork shoulder
  • 5 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ onion – sliced
  • 1 jalapeño (optional) – sliced
  • 2 limes
  • ½ cup orange juice

For the cabbage slaw:

  • ½ red cabbage – thinly sliced
  • 1 cup bell pepper – thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lime
  1. Place the pork shoulder in a slow cooker and sprinkle the meat with garlic, salt, pepper, dried oregano, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Rub seasonings into pork.
  2. Evenly spread the tomato paste over the pork. Top with sliced onion and jalapeño (optional).
  3. Add juice of the limes and orange juice. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until pork is easily pulled apart with two forks.
  4. Shred the meat and discard as much of the fat as you’d like.
  5. Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the shredded meat on the baking sheet and pour a few spoon fulls of the liquid left over from the crockpot. Broil until the tips of the pork become browned and crispy. Approximately 10 minutes.
  6. While the pork broils, remove core of the cabbage and thinly slice. In a mixing bowl, combine sliced cabbage, olive oil, and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and set aside to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Serve over rice or nothing at all for a low carb option. Enjoy!
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Hi there! I'm Chad, one half of the Habitap team! Together, my mom and I run this website. We believe in creating a healthy lifestyle by building habits one at a time. In short, we believe LASTING success comes from improving little by little, day by day.

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