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Slow Cooker Carnitas Burrito Bowls

  • Author: Amanda
  • Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Slow roasted carnitas with all your favorite fix-ins make the perfect healthy food bowl mealprep for the week!



Carnita Ingredients

  • 3 Lbs Pork Shoulder (cut into 2-3 inch pieces)
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • Juice of 2 limes 
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1-2 Jalapenos, Sliced Thin
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil

Salad Bowl Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Romaine Lettuce, Chopped
  • 1 Avocado, Smashed with Sea Salt

Pico De Gallo Ingredients

  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 Green Onion Stalk, Sliced
  • 1/4 Red Onion, Diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, Optional


  1. Seasoning
    • Mix spices together to create a rub. Season pork evenly with the spices
  2. Meat Preparation
    • In a heavy bottom sauce pan heat oil on medium high heat
    • Sear pork on all sides (in batches if necessary) until browned
  3. Slow Cooker
    • In a crockpot, add onion, garlic, seared pork, jalapenos, and broth
    • Let cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 6 hours
  4. Shred (See notes for LIFE HACK)
    • Place pork in a large bowl of plate and shred with two forks
    • Alternative: Utilize a stand mixer (Kitchen Aide) with the paddle feature to shred!
  5. Bowl Preparation
    • Layer romaine, pico de gallo, carnitas, and avocado
    • Serve with lime wedges and plantain chips


Shredding Life Hack - Put the pork in a stand mixer if you have one! This makes SUPER quick work shredding all of this meat! This works with chicken too! Such a GAME CHANGER. 

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 Hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: Carnita Bowl, carnitas, pork, chipotle bowl