Crockpot carnitas

Crockpot Burrito Bowl Recipe

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Super easy Crock pot Burrito Bowl - tender, slow-cooked carnitas begging to make the best tacos or burrito bowls. Made with lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo, and cabbage, etc. A winning meal prep brunch/dinner recipe.
Servings: 10
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes


Carnitas (you can find my OTHER RECIPE HERE)

  • 5-6 pounds pork shoulder roast or butt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 12 ounce mexican beer
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 large or 2 small chipotle chiles in adobo minced

For the Lime Rice:

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp oil

Tortilla Bowls:

  • 4 6-8 inch whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • a pinch of salt

Pico De Gallo:

  • 2 cups tom tom or cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado halved, pitted, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • pinch of sugar
  • pinch of salt


  • Combine dry seasonings: (salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, onion powder, chipotle chili powder, oregano, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder) together in a bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Rub the pork all over with a about 1/3 of the dry seasonings. Once hot, add pork and sear on all sides until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side). Add pork to the crockpot and sprinkle with remaining seasonings all over.
  • Pour in beer, orange juice, lime juice and chipotle chilies, then cook on low for 10-12 hours. Check once or twice if possible.
  • Before serving, use forks or kitchen tongs to shred pork in the crock pot. Mix to combine with the remaining liquid in the crockpot.
  • Keep warm until ready to use.

For the Tortilla Bowl:

  • Pre-heat the oven 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients for the Tortilla bowl and rub the seasoning in the one side. Arrange the tortilla in an upside down bowl (you can tie them up using the butchers twine to hold the mold.)
  • Place in the oven and bake for 7 minutes or until the Tortillas turn crispy. Set aside.

For the Lime Rice:

  • Just mix all the ingredients and set aside.

Pica De Gallo:

  • Just mix all the ingredients and serve as a garnish when arranging the carnitas over the Lime rice.


1.) You can check the recipe for Pork Crockpot Carnitas 
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Burrito Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 677mg19%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 884IU18%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Brunch, dinner
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