Next Issue December 1st 2016

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Slow cooked tenderness.  Great for carnitas, tacos, or burritos

·         4 lb.  pork shoulder
·         2 onions, sliced
·         3 cloves garlic, peeled
·         1 T chili powder
·         2 t ground cumin
·         2 t dried oregano
·         2 t salt
·         1 t ground black pepper
·         2 oranges, juiced
·         2 limes, juiced
·         Tomato, shredded cheese and guacamole for topping
1.       Combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, in a small bowl
2.      Rub pork shoulder with spice mixture
3.      Place pork shoulder into a slow cooker
4.      Cover pork with onions, garlic, orange juice, lime juice
5.      Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours
6.      Remove pork shoulder and shred the meat
7.      Return pork to the pot with the juices, keep warm
8.     Preheat oven to broil
9.      Assemble carnitas on a baking sheet and broil until crisp, about 3 minutes
10.  Top with tomato, shredded cheese and guacamole

*Carnita meat freezes well.  Make a double batch and freeze in
portion size bags for an easy week night meal.

 Enjoy ~ Auntie Babette

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