I tried another carnitas recipe......it was good. I liked that it cooked in the crockpot all day. It didn't make my house hot; it smelled delicious. I love crockpot food for company, which we had, everything is done and you are free to enjoy your friends! That makes me happy. The flavor was great but my meat didn't fall apart and shred as easy as it does when we make the other carnitas recipe. It may have been my cut of pork but I tossed the wrapper and it was out in the big trash can before I realized it so I didn't double check.....make sure you use a "Boston butt" for your carnitas, it is the best. I will make these carnitas again though.
The spices: salt, cumin, chili powder, pepper, oregano, cinnamon, & cayenne. They all look so pretty in the bowl there, mix them up with your fingers and try not to sneeze!
5 cloves of garlic are also needed.
Into the bottom of the crockpot put some lime juice, orange juice, beer, and salsa. Nestle your pork butt on top and slather it with the garlic & spices. Put the lid on the crock pot and let her go for 8 hours.
Inspired by: Pinch of yum
4 to 5 lb. pork, "Boston Butt"
5 cloves garlic
1 T. Salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder, I used ancho
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup orange juice
12 oz. beer
1/2 cup salsa
Put your liquids in the bottom of your crockpot. Combine your spices. Mince your garlic. Rub garlic on pork and place in crockpot. Rub spices on pork. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred meat with two forks and return to sauce until ready to serve.
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Invite some friends over and Enjoy!