Slow Cooker Carnitas

   This recipe is fabulous.  It’s so simple, takes only minutes to prep, and is ready at the end of a hard day of work.  The best part is, it’s easily doubled or tripled if you are making it for a large group of people.  I served these carnitas on tortillas with cheese, peppers, salsa, and sour cream.  They were super tender and had a certain amount of spice, though they weren’t so spicy as to burn the mouth.  My husband put his pork on top of a salad and said it was delicious.

Slow Cooker Carnitas (adapted from Easy To Be Gluten Free )

2 pounds pork (chops, roast, or loin)
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. ground cumin
2 T. chili powder
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1 c. water
2-3 chipotle chilies, chopped
salsa, cheese, sour cream, and peppers for topping

1.  Put all ingredients up through the chipotle chilies in a crock-pot.  Mix well and spoon juice over top of the pork.  Cook on low for 8 hours.

2. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred.  Return to the crock-pot and add 1/4 c. water and additional cumin (to taste).  Cook an additional hour on low.
3.  Serve on tortillas with toppings.

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  1. Hello from the UBParty! Your recipes look delicious-I look forward to see what else you cook! Please stop by my place!

  2. Hi..stopping by from teh UBP party. I love carnitas! Great job!

  3. YUM! carnitas are so good & these look so simple to put together; love that!!!

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!


  4. With kids that have practices and games at dinner time I am always looking for good crock pot dinners. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love slow cooker recipes. They are full of nutrition.
    -Slow Cooker

  6. The recipe looks great. Yum

  7. Sounds great. I just made carnitas for the first time not too long ago-never thought to put in dicedgreen chiles. There’s always next time though.

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