First, let me tell you I have been eyeing recipes for pork carnitas for quite some time.  The problem is every recipe calls for beer.  Do not get me wrong, beer can be GREAT… but I am sure you have noticed by now we are trying to eat clean and healthy here.  🙂

With that being said, I went out on a whim and simplified this recipe quite a bit.

And the result is nothing short of AMAZING


So if you are looking for a simple, easy, and HEALTHY recipe for Pork Carnitas – look no further

Crockpot Healthy Pork Carnitas


  • 2 lbs. pork roast
  • 1 Jalapeno, whole
  • 1/2 Red onion, minced
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 C. Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 C. Water
  • S&P to taste


  1. Throw it all in the crock pot, leave the pepper whole
  2. Cook on low 6-8 hours
  3. Shred and let cook another 30 mins at least




Top with whatever your heart desires!

Mine was topped with: Avocado, black beans, lettuce, and cilantro lime rice on a whole grain tortilla


Again, another family fave at my house. I was tempted to post a pic of my daughter shoveling it in her face, but then decided no one wants to see that. 🙂


As always, ENJOY…and let me know how much you enjoy it