After a large scale success of keto prepared foods, I decided to prepare a traditional Mexican recipe incorporating pork carnitas. The result was a crispy skinned, juicy and succulent dish that you want to keep licking no matter how much you desire to stop eating it. It is so good that you will want to make it on a regular basis even if you do not need to lose weight.

If you are looking for the perfect keto recipe for your low-carb lifestyle, this is it. The secret to crispy perfect carnitas lies in the slow cooking process, and we’ve got the perfect low carb slow cooker for you. This keto recipe requires only a few ingredients and comes together in no time at all. The result is a crispy, crisp delight that will have you asking for another spoonful.

Everything tastes better with a crispy shell, and that’s no exception when it comes to pork. The ideal pork tenderloin is as tough as a baked scone, but in order to prepare it for the oven you need to break it in half, otherwise it will fall apart. It’s easy to overcook the meat because it is delicate and tender, and if you are cooking it in the oven you need to have a little more patience than usual, so please be extra careful.

Carnitas keto



Carnitas are a wonderful way to feed a large group. For busy days, roast or smoke the pork, or cook it in a slow cooker. Just be sure to brown the meat in some of the roasting juices before serving. It’s in the browned parts that the magic occurs.

12 h + 25 m Medium



  1. Combine the dry spices in a bowl and massage them all over the meat. Place the meat in a slow cooker, fatty side up, with the remaining spices.

  2. Garnish the hog shoulder with jalapeos. Over the meat, drizzle fresh orange zest and juice, lime juice, and lemon juice. Cook on low for 10-12 hours or overnight in the slow cooker.

  3. Remove the meat from the slow cooker when it is tender and cut it into smaller pieces. Save the drippings and put them in a pot. Reduce drippings by half over medium high heat.

  4. Optional step: In a large pan over medium high heat, warm the coconut oil. Remove the onions and peppers from the pan and put them aside in a bowl.

  5. Fill the pan with part of the reduced drippings. When the drippings are heated, add the pork and cook until it is browned and crispy. Continue in this manner until all of the meat has been cooked. It’s critical to crisp up the meat if you want it to taste as good as it does!

  6. Avocado, tomato, jalapeo, shredded cheese, and sour cream are all good additions. Don’t forget to add some fresh cilantro to the mix!