Cuban Unwich with Slow Cooker Carnitas
Macros per serving of Slow Cooker Carnitas only:
• 336 Calories
• 19g of Fat
• 32g of Protein
• 1g of Net Carbs

Macros per serving of Slow Cooker Carnitas in the Cuban Unwich:
• 426 Calories
• 26g of Fat
• 36g of Protein
• 8g of Net Carbs
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Cook Time
Slow Cooker Carnitas
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (4-5 pounds)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 orange (thinly sliced)
  • sliced white or red onion (optional)
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • cubed avocado (optional)
  • sliced radishes (optional)
  • lime wedges (optional)
  • jalapeno rings (optional)
  • lettuce or cabbage leaves, used as taco shells (optional)
Cuban Unwich
  • 4 cups shredded Slow Cooker Carnitas
  • 1 cup dill pickle slices
  • 6 thin slices ham (the cleanest possible)
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
Slow Cooker Carnitas – makes 10 1-cup servings
  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, cumin, oregano and pepper. Trim the excess fat from the roast (you want some fat, just remove any big chunks). Press the seasoning mixture into the roast on all sides.
  2. Pour the broth into the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the roast inside and arrange the orange slices over the top. Cook on low for 8-10 hours (preferable) or on high for 6 hours.
  3. Carefully remove the roast from the slow cooker and discard the orange slices. Use two forks to shred the meat.
  4. If desired, place the shredded meat on a heavy, rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan. Turne the oven broiler to low and position an oven rack about 4 inches below the heat. Place the tray of meat under the broiler and allow some bits to get crispy, but watch carefully so it does not burn.
  5. Garnish with any of the optional toppings and place into lettuce or cabbage leaves to make primal-style and low carb tacos.
Cuban Unwich – makes 6 servings
  1. If you haven’t broiled the Slow Cooker Carnitas , you should do so for the unwich to bring out maximum flavor. After broiling, remove the sheet but keep the broiler on.
  2. Arrange the pickle slices on top, followed by the ham. Use the back of a spoon or a spatula to carefully spread the mustard on the ham slices. Sprinkle the cheese in an even layer over the ham.
  3. Return the sheet to the broiler to brown the top, about 1-2 minutes. Keep a close eye on the cheese, you want it to melt and start to bubble and brown, but definitely not burn.
  4. Enjoy with a knife and fork or wrap in lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves or collard greens.