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Published on May 5th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you have your margaritas, salsa and chips out today! How about something special for dinner tonight?

I love the slow cooker for being able to render the fat and flavor out of meats.

I wanted to try creating some spicy flavored pork that made delicious tacos, so I came up with these crock pot pork carnitas.

I love the crispy pork after I cook it under the broiler for a few minutes to get a little color on the meat.

So good! I adore spicy and saucy pork. I paired it with a coleslaw mix with extra veggies and cilantro then added a little sour cream and cheese to get a creamy texture with the soft corn taco. Yum yum!

Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

First things first. Go ahead and get your crock pot out. I cooked mine on high for about 4-5 hours. I then let it set on warm until about 20 minutes before dinner.

I used a pork shoulder. I think mine was about 3-4 pounds. I took the netting off and coarsely cut it into about 3-inch pieces.

I added the spices then added a sliced red onion.

Spices:  1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 can of chipotle sauce.

2 Tbsp. cumin

2 Tbsp. chopped garlic

1 Tbsp. steak seasoning

1 Tbsp. oregano

Mix all of those ingredients well in the crock pot, and allow the meat to cook low and slow.

Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Once the meat is done, I took it out of the crock and chopped it up. I removed any large pieces of left over fat.

Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I put it on a sheet pan, then added a good cup of the broth to the meat.

Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Put your oven on broil and broil the meat until you get these delightful little crispy bits all over it.

Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Now it’s ready. Put it on some of your favorite taco shells or tortillas. Add a little of the cabbage or coleslaw mix (I like the extra veggies) and consume!

Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Easy Crock Pot Pork Carnitas - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Enjoy!

kris

 



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