Keto Carnitas slow cooker recipe

How can you taco Tuesday on a keto diet?

This week on the Keto diet menu was Keto pork lettuce wraps. This was a very easy carnitas recipe that I threw in the slow cooker and by dinner time they were tender, juicy and ready to eat.

Slow cooker recipes are a huge time saver and these Keto pork carnitas are one for the keto diet cookbook for sure!!

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Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

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!

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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 lettuce wraps with a head of bib lettuce, and topped them off with some cilantro, red onions and sour cream! The bib lettuce will work much better for lettuce wraps than a regular head of lettuce!


Recipe Makes 12 Carnitas

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 8 Hours

What You Need

  • 3.5 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 onions  roughly chopped
  • juice from 2 large oranges
  • juice from 2 limes

Optional toppings

  • Fresh cilantro
  • chopped red onion
  • sour cream

How To Do IT

  1. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.

  2. Season the pork on all sides and place the seasoned pork in your lined slow cooker.

  3. Add the garlic, chopped onions, orange juice, and lime juice. 

  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

  5. Use two forks to shred the meat. No need to take the pork out of the slow cooker for this step.

  6. Serve on bib lettuce, garnished with cilantro, chopped red onion and sour cream (optional)

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Count Net Carbs

I have found that most people starting out on a Keto diet don't realize that you should be counting Net Carbs.

So when you look at the nutrition label you subtract Fiber from the Total Carbs and that equals Net Carbs.

The Recipe makes 12 carnitas, each carnita has 5.3g Total Carbs, 1g 5.3 - 1 = 4.3g. 

Each Carnita is only 4.3g Net Carbs.

Keto Carnitas nutrition facts

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