Gluten Free Pork Carnitas

Gluten-Free Pork Carnitas Recipe

This Gluten-Free Pork Carnitas Recipe uses a handful of simple ingredients and your handy-dandy slow cooker! Simple and delicious? You bet!

4.50 from 2 votes
Gluten Free Pork Carnitas
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Gluten-Free Pork Carnitas

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 238kcal


  • 3-4 pounds pork shoulder , trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 cup prepared chunky salsa
  • 5 limes , divided
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro , for serving (optional)
  • Corn tortillas , for serving
  • Shredded cheese, sliced black olives, sour cream (for serving)


  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Place the pork roast inside the slow cooker insert and rub all sides with cumin. Pour in the salsa and the juice from 3 of the limes.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for about 6 hours. Shred the meat completely using two large forks. If desired, stir in the fresh cilantro.
  • Serve in corn tortillas with a lime wedge and your favorite toppings.


Nutrition facts not calculated with tortillas or toppings, as this will vary based on individual serving preferences. Nutrition facts may vary based on the type of salsa used, as well.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Pork Carnitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 414mg17%
Potassium 677mg19%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten Free Pork Carnitas Recipe

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