Thursday, August 14, 2014

Slow-Cooked Pork Carnitas

Are you looking for a fresh take on a crockpot meal? I love pork carnitas and anything slow-cooked so creating this easy recipe was a no-brainier for me! These carnitas are SO good and all you have to do is chop up a few fixins' to add on at the end...and maybe make a side of this Sweet Corn Quinoa to go with them. It's a low maintenance meal and sure to be a family fave (kiddo approved)!

What You Will Need:
2 lb. pork loin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp each cumin, onion powder, oregano, salt & pepper
4-5 garlic cloves, peeled & cut in half
1 large orange, juiced
2 limes, juiced
corn or flour tortillas 

Step One
Mix dry ingredients together and rub on pork. Pour juices in bottom of crock pot, along with garlic cloves, add in pork and cook on low for 8 hours (you can cook on other settings but I suggest at least 8 for the most tender meat).

Step Two
Around the last hour, take two forks and shred the pork so it can marinate in the juices.

Step Three (optional)
Set oven setting to broil. Place shredded carnitas on a baking pan and broil for about 5 minutes. This will add a nice crispness to the edges and take your tacos to the next level!

Enjoy, y'all!


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