Pork Carnitas

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When I made these pork carnitas I didn’t have an exact recipe, but my great father in law told me what he remembered from when he made them and I went from there. This is an easy crock pot recipe that doesn’t take much effort.

pork carnitas

pork carnitas cooked

I served them up on some small tortillas with some cheddar cheese and if I had been thinking I would have added a little more cilantro on top. To go with them I made cilantro rice and homemade chips.

To make the rice, using a rice cooker I added my rice and then about 3 tablespoons of cilantro and two teaspoons of lemon juice, and added the water up to the line it said. I just let it cook however long the rice cooker takes and it was done and delicious. For the chips I cut up three tortillas into 8 slices and fried them in a little oil and added salt.

tortilla chips

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Pork Carnitas
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Ingredients
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Season pork with salt and pepper. Add in onion, jalapeno, cilantro and pour in salsa.
  2. Cook in crock pot for 8 hours.
  3. Once the meat is cooked use two forks and pull apart to shred it. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  4. Serve on tortillas with cheese and other toppings as desired.

Have you ever done homemade carnitas before? Let me know if you try these I love to get comments.

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