Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hubby's Favorite Pork Carnitas

There are very few things that make my hubby happier
than coming home to find pork carnitas
simmering in the slow cooker.
I mean he would happiliy eat this every single night.
and maybe even throw in a few lunches too!
I'm not kidding...
The boy loves him some yummy pork :)

Pork Carnitas

2 - 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tblsp olive oil
1 yellow onion quartered
4 cloves of garlic, minced (or shallots)
1 orange, halved
1/4 cup Coconut oil

Mix salt, oregano and cumin with olive oil and rub all over the pork. Place 1/2 onions and garlic in the bottom of slow cooker and place pork on top. Add remaining onions and garlic. Squeeze the juice of the orange over the pork and add the 2 halves of the orange to the slow cooker. Cover and cook 8 - 10 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Remove pork from slow cooker and cool slightly. Pull apart with a fork and in a large frying pan melt the coconut oil over high heat. Press the shredded pork with a spatula and fry until crispy. Flip over and repeat on both sides. Serve over rice. I add black beans and quacamole....YUM!


Regena said...

orange? Hmmmmmm never tried it with that combo. Thanks!

Denise said...

I am going to prepare this tomorrow. Since we are so busy lately anything to put in the crock pot and have done when I get home sounds great. And I love the idea of the orange in the recipe! Can veg oil be used in place of the coconut oil?

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