Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Food Day: Slow Cooker Carnitas.

Um, yum. Yeah, this recipe is amazing. Like really amazing. The smells that fills your house is also amazing. Super amazing. Have I mentioned this is amazing? Okay. 

Slow Cooker Carnitas. 


  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried oregano 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 4 lb pork roast

Mix together spices in a bowl. Coat pork roast with the spice mix. Place the bay leaves in the bottom of the slow cooker and place the pork on top. Pour chicken broth around the sides of the pork roast, not rinsing off the spice mix. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (I did 8 but my slow cooker seems to cook fast), until the pork shreds easily with a fork. I then took the chunks and put them on a cookie sheet and baked them for 20 minutes to get that nice crust. This step isn't needed, but it makes it that much more delicious! 

Once shredded add to tacos, on nachos, to a salad, a burrito or whatever you fancy. This meal is goooooood! 

Note: This is amazing. :)


Lynn said...

Looks so good. Can't wait to try!!!

Matt said...

The meat was so flavorful!

That's what she said!