Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pork Carnitas

You have to try this recipe.  It was so good, I didn't even have time to take a picture of it before it was gone.  The most amazing thing is it is made of pork.  I usually hate pork.  But this is melt in your mouth magic.  I'm not kidding.  You can also double this recipe.


5 lb pork shoulder
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup orange juice
12 ounces beer


purple onion, small dice
fresh cilantro leaves
lime juice


1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne


Put the pork shoulder in your slow cooker.  Rub the garlic all over the meat.  Pour the rub over the meat and rub it in.  Add the lime and orange juice, beer, and adobo sauce. Cover and cook for 6 hours.  Shred the meat with forks and return to slow cooker.  Preheat broiler.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Place the meat on the cookie sheet and broil a few minutes until the edges sort of carmelize on the pork.

Serve on corn or flour tortillas with fresh cilantro, diced onions and a drizzle of lime juice.

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