Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Sliders Recipe with Chipotle Sour Cream

Prep Time
< 15 minutes
Cook Time
< 3 hours

Make an easy-to-make, melt-in-your mouth Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Sliders Recipe with Chipotle Sour Cream sure to be a home favorite. This Mexican-style slow cooker pork recipe packs big flavor, thanks to a succulent pork shoulder ​slow cooker recipe seasoned with chipotle sauce, smoked paprika, citrus, and stout - and served on soft pork slider buns. So let your family and friends take a delicious bite of this pork carnitas recipe and get kick your pork sliders recipe up a notch in just a few simple steps.

  • 2 kg Pork Shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 350 ml Stout Beer
  • 100 gram Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Powder
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Chipotle Sauce
  • 24 each Slider Buns
  • 1 each Large Lime, juiced
  • Chopped Coriander

  • Instructions:
    1. In a small bowl stir together 1 tsp of salt, beer, tomato paste, lime juice, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne and smoked paprika. Coat the pork. Place the pork in the Cooking Pot, add the lid. Make sure the lid to is locked but the Steam Release Dial is in the “Seal” (closed) position. Press MEAT/POULTRY adjust time to 2 hours and press START/STOP.
    2. Once cooking process is complete, release the pressure and carefully remove the Cooking Pot, pouring off the liquid. Leave a small amount, about 2 tbsp and return the Cooking Pot back in the Crockpot™ Express.
    3. Press BROWN/SAUTÉ setting on HIGH. Shred the pork in the cooker with two forks while the pot heats up. Press meat firmly down with a wooden spoon into a firm even layer. Cook for 5-8 minutes, stir and press again into a firm even layer. Once the remaining liquid is gone and there are pieces of meat that have been caramelized, remove from pork carnitas the pot and add to a serving bowl. Toss with the remaining ½ tsp salt.
    4. Stir together the sour cream and chipotle sauce. Add the carnitas to the slider buns, top with sour cream and sprinkle with coriander.
    5. Enjoy your pork sliders!

    Move over burgers - pork sliders are also here to stay! Our delicious Crockpot® appetizer is sure to wow your friends and family with savory spices and rich chipotle sour cream. Perfect for any night of the week, these pork shoulder slow cooker sliders take simple ingredients and turn them into a crowd-pleasing meal. Throw all the ingredients together in your slow cooker and let it simmer until ready to enjoy. And if you have a craving for some more inventive slow cooker pork recipes, we have several ideas on our site that you can check out including steamed pork buns, Pressure Cooker BBQ ribs, and other tips for perfecting slow cooking meals. You won't regret trying out this easy recipe!

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