Five Ingredient Crock Pot Beef Carnitas

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 5m
Ready In

"This recipe was adapted from a small crock pot cook book I picked up at a garage sale a couple of years ago. It is so easy and so good. It isn't very authentic - but I still enjoy it. Just 5 ingredients. Add to the crock pot in the morning and 6-8 hours later, dinner is served. Of course serve with your favorite toppings; tortillas, salsa, cheese, avocado, sour cream etc. I prefer avocado, monterey jack cheese, and salsa with mine."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (189.7 g)
  • Calories 122
  • Total Fat - 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 16.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1083.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 6.9 g
  • Calcium - 45.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook ... Add the meat in the crock pot topped with the onions. Add a pinch of both salt and pepper. You can re-season it after it is done cooking if necessary. Mix up the salsa, beer and chipotles and pour over the top. Turn on low and cook 6-8 hours.

Step 2

Serve ... Remove to a serving bowl along with your favorite condiments. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Lovely, just right, spicy beef dish. I loved how easy it was to make and enjoyed the end result - tasty tender beef cubes with a great sauce. I only used one pound of beef but made the whole sauce. I plan to use it with meatballs for another tasty meal. I served the recipe over noodles, with some cottage cheese (instead of sour cream) and shaved parmesan. along side some corn ans brussels sprout. A very enjoyable dinner thanks KC


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(21 Jan 2013)