October 10, 2011

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas {Secret Recipe Club}

It's that time again - for the Secret Recipe Club!!

This month, I got the chance to explore Anne's blog, Quick, Easy, Cheap, & Healthy.  She has a lot of great recipes over there, so you all should go take a look around.  I ended up picking Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas.  I'm a sucker for slow cooker meals!

I changed the recipe up a little bit to go along with ingredients I already had at the house because not having to go to the grocery store is definitely a good thing!  But, you can view her original recipe here.

I served the pork inside of corn tortillas & topped with fresh cilantro & bean salsa.  The freshness of the salsa & cilantro combined with the pork carnita meat was unbeatable, and this will definitely be on my future menu plans!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas


  • 3-4 lbs pork roast
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro (plus more to garnish)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2-4 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Sear the roast on both sides in a hot skillet if desired.
Place the roast in the slow cooker; pour the broth over it. Add onions and garlic. Mix seasonings together then sprinkle them over the roast, rubbing them in if desired. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low for 8 - 10. When roast is cooked through, use two forks to shred. Continue cooking in the broth for another hour or so. Drain and serve in tortillas or over rice.  (I prefer corn tortillas)



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