Slow Cooker Pork Carnita “Nachos” – WLS Recipes

Steph Wagner

September 15, 2016

Slow Cooker Pork Carnita “Nachos” – WLS Recipes



I’m so excited for Crockpot® season to return!!! This recipe was a huge win for me. My house smelled amazing and it tasted even better. Whether you make the pork and use it as a stand alone protein or use it as a topping for these bell pepper nachos, you will love the sweet and smokey flavor of the slow roasted pork!

Weight-loss surgery patients, take these bites SLOWLY and make sure they are smaaaallllll. Pencil eraser sized bites here. I know you think I’m nut and that it’s too hard but trust me trust me trust me!!! Bite sizes are the key to eating the right amount for your pouch and to feel comfortable after eating such a dense protein. Pair your protein with a non-starchy vegetable such as sweet baby bell peppers but focus on that protein!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnita "Nachos" - WLS Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Lean pork shoulder slow cooked with cumin and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for a delicious topping to sweet pepper nachos.
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  • 2 lbs lean pork shoulder
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7 oz can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 10 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bag sweet mini peppers
  • 1/2 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped for topping


  • (I recommend using a slow cooker liner bag!) Combine the pork shoulder, garlic, chipotle peppers and sauce, broth, cumin and salt to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred pork.
  • Preheat the oven to 350. Half bell peppers and remove seeds and ribs. Spread on a baking stone or baking pan. Spread pork over bell peppers and top with cheese. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cilantro.


Serving: 4.5oz | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1707IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pork Carnita "Nachos" - WLS Recipes
Amount Per Serving (4.5 oz)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 1012mg44%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1707IU34%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pork Carnita “Nachos” – WLS Recipes”

  1. Hey,
    Just made these for lunch. Yummy and satisfying!
    Thanks, Steph!

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