Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Slow Cooker Carnitas

I love carnitas and I love tacos, together they are absolutely delicious! Molly at Make It Fresh has a great recipe for slow cooker carnitas. I love my crock pot--nothing is better than dinner being ready when you come home at night!

First, I browned the rib-less pork shoulder in a pan with butter for about seven minutes on each side. I seasoned each side with salt and pepper before searing.

After searing a cut pockets in the pork shoulder and filled with garlic.

Place the pork shoulder in the crock pot, I filled with a can of chicken stock, diced onions, diced habanero pepper, and diced dried pasilla peppers. Let cook for six to eight hours, turning occasionally.

Shred the pork with two forks. I combined the shredded pork with half cup of  the stock from the crock pot, and let it simmer for twenty minutes.

I served the carnitas with beet cabbage slaw and mango salsa for a delicious easy meal!


  1. Yum! This looks good. I'm always looking for new slow cooker recipes. May need to try this one out.

  2. Carnitas is one of my favorite things to eat. I will have to try this recipe. Sounds delicious with mango salsa.

  3. This looks so good and I love using my crock pot! Going to try this one for sure! Thanks for sharing

  4. This looks so delicious and easy! My favorite kind! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week. So sorry just now making my rounds. It's been one of those weeks. :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend.