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slow cooker pork carnitas recipe


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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 300 minutes

Total: 310 minutes

Servings: 10

Cost: $3.21 /serving


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Step 1

Place pork shoulder in slow cooker and add cumin, onion, jalapeno, beer, apple cider vinegar, chipotle peppers, salt and pepper. Cut one orange and one lime in half and squeeze the juice into the slow cooker. Throw in the squeezed orange halves. Cook on high heat for about 4-5 hours, or until meat is tender and falling off the bone.

Step 2

Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on a large baking sheet. Use a fork to shred it. Spread it out in an even layer and drizzle it with orange juice from the second orange. Season with additional salt if required.

Step 3

Place it under the broiler for about 5 minutes. Remove and stir. Broil for another 5 minutes and stir. Repeat the process 4-5 times until the pork carnitas is crisp around the edges. Broil more or less depending on preference.

Step 4

Serve meat with tortillas, orange and lime juice, diced onions, avocado and cilantro. If you would like some spice, add your favorite salsa or some diced peppers.

Step 5

For a soft, pliable corn tortilla, heat 1 tbsp. of oil with 1 tbsp of the cooking liquid in a skillet. Fry the tortilla until soft and lightly browned, about 1 minutes per side. Continue with remaining tortillas.

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