Easy Leftover Pulled Pork Carnitas

Transform tender pulled pork into the most delicious leftover pulled pork carnitas! They're crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with flavor.


– Olive Oil – Pork Carnitas – Salsa – Avocado – Tomato

To Crisp On Stove Top

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large non stick pan or well seasoned skillet over high heat. Spread leftover pulled pork in the pan and drizzle with some of the cooking juices.

Cook until the juices evaporate and the bottom side is golden brown and crusty. Turn and just briefly sear the other side – you don’t want to make it brown all over because then it will be too crispy and may dry out.

Remove pork from skillet and set aside. Repeat in batches (I do about 4 batches), making sure that you don’t overcrowd the pan.

To Crisp In Oven

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Transfer the pork to the prepared baking sheet.

Pour about 1 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker over the pork to infuse extra flavor. Broil for 5-10 minutes on high heat until the pork becomes golden brown and crispy on the edges.

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