Crock Pot Carnitas

Saturday, January 16, 2010

When I lived in San Diego we could get the best carnitas ever!  I could seriously take a trip out there just to get a carnita and then come home. Finally last year I decided to attempt to come up with a version that would satisfy the craving.  This recipe is pretty darn good. Best of all you can start it in the morning and when you come home from work you'll be met at the door with a fantastic smell and minimal work to get supper on the table.

Crock Pot Carnitas

1 pork roast
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, quartered
2 TB cumin
1 TB chili powder
1 TB lime juice
3-4 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper

Rub pork with dry spices. Place sliced onion and garlic on the bottom of crock pot and put pork on top. Pour in chicken broth and lime juice. Cook on low for 8 hours (I cooked on high for 5 hours today & it was perfect). When tender take roast out and shred with 2 forks. (I then put it in a bowl and put a few spoonfuls of the liquid from the crock pot over it to keep it moist). Serve on warm tortillas with whatever toppings you like.

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andreaestes said...

I love carnitas. It is cool you can cook them in a Crockpot!You have a nice blog. Welcome to the Foodie BlogRoll!
Andrea from

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