Beer Braised Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

Since we had a 2 pound piece of pork loin left, I decided to cook it up to make pork carnitas that we could use to make tacos or freeze for later. I love this stuff!

Crock Pot Cooked Pork Carnitas
I started with a few of my favorite things. Pork loin, beer, and fajita seasoning.

Pork loin, beer, fajita seasoning

Rub the pork loin with half the fajita seasoning and place into a hot skillet or sauce pan.

pork loin with fajita rub

pork loin searing in a hot skillet
Then pour half the bottle of beer into the pan with the pork.

Beer braising pork
Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side.

beer braising pork
Remove the pork from the pan and place into a crock pot. Pour the remaining beer into the pan to scrape up any meat or flavor bits and pour the beer into the crock pot. Cover the pork with the remaining seasoning as well.

pork loin in the crock pot
Cook on low in the crock pot for 6-8 hours. When about an hour remains, cut up a bell pepper, onion and garlic.

Bell Peppers, onions, and garlic sliced up
Also cut up or shred the pork loin. I use my Pampered Chef Salad Choppers to chop up the meat.

Shredding meat with a pampered chef salad chopper
I stir in the peppers, onions and garlic and let cook on low for another hour or so.

Carnitas with peppers, onions and garlic

Use immediately or let cool and freeze to use later on for a quick meal.

Beer Braised Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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If you love the combination of Mexican flavors and pork, then these beer braised slow cooker pork carnitas are perfect for you.
  • 2lb Pork Loin or roast
  • 1 packet Fajita or Taco Seasoning
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 1 large bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (sliced)
  1. Rub half of the seasoning mix on the pork loin. Place the pork loin into a hot skillet or sauce pan. Pour half the bottle of beer into the pan. Cook over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes and then flip the pork loin over.
  2. Remove the pork loin from the the pan and place in a crock pot. Pour any remaining beer into the bottom of the pan to remove any meat or flavor bit. Then pour the beer into the crock pot with the meat. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the meat as well. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. With an hour remaining to cook. Cut up meat or pull it apart with fork while in the crock pot. Stir peppers, onions and garlic into the meat and cook for another hour on low.

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  1. says

    This sounds really yummy! I have a Monday linky as well & would love to have you stop by and share if you have the chance! Thanks!

  2. says

    Have a pork roast in the freezer now that I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with, may have just found the solution, pinning now!


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