These Easy Keto Pork Carnitas are made by cooking low carb pulled pork in the slow cooker and then serving the Keto Carnitas on Bibb lettuce for a low carb lettuce wrap, topped with sour cream, cilantro, onions or your favorite Keto Friendly Carnita toppings.
How to make low carb pulled pork in the slow cooker
I'm a huge fan of slow cooker Keto recipes. There's nothing worse than taking two hours to make dinner and by the time it's done you don't even want it anymore. For this easy carnitas recipe, I threw all the ingredients in my slow cooker turned it on low, 8 hours later it was done and the meat was cooked perfectly!
P.S. if you want to make the clean up just as easy use slow cooker liners. After dinner, you can easily take the liner out, toss it in the trash and you're left with a completely clean slow cooker! No scrubbing or clean up at all! #winning
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Low Carb Lettuce Wraps
I would have loved to have my Keto carnitas on a tortilla, but to be honest, the flavors in this recipes made me forget all about the tortilla.
I made these into Keto Pork Carnita lettuce wraps y using a head of bib lettuce, and topped them off with some cilantro, red onions and sour cream!
The Bibb lettuce will work much better for lettuce wraps than a regular head of lettuce! Bibb lettuce will make small lettuce wraps, so I recommend putting about 1 ounce of Keto Carnita Pork onto each piece of Bibb Lettuce. I typically enjoy 3-4 Keto Carnita Lettuce wraps for a meal.
How to make Keto Carnitas
In a small bowl you’ll combine chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and pepper and use that seasoning to cover the pork on all sides. Then place the seasoned pork in your lined slow cooker.
Add the garlic, chopped onions, orange juice, and lime juice. I like using a hand held juicer
Once all the ingredients have been added cover your crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours. I prefer cooking the Keto carnitas on low so the pork is tender.
Use two forks to shred the pork. No need to take the pork out of the slow cooker just portion out 1 ounce of Keto Carnitas and serve on Bibb lettuce, garnished with cilantro, chopped red onion and sour cream.
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