When it comes to preparing meals, I like to keep things simple. Sure, some recipes are worth the extra work, but no one wants to spend all evening trying to get dinner on the table on a daily basis. That is why I love recipes like my Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Crock Pot recipe, my Crock Pot French Dip recipe, my Crock Pot Cheese Steak recipe, and now this Carnitas recipe!
Not only are these Carnitas fall-apart delicious, but they are incredibly easy to make. Simply brown the meat for a few minutes on each side, and then toss all the ingredients in the Crock Pot and go about your day! I can easily get everything ready in the morning while I'm getting everyone ready for work and school, and by the time we all come together for dinner again, dinner is already ready to go and waiting for us. Talk about easy!
This Carnitas recipe is perfect for great party food as well. You can prepare it in advance so you aren't rushing to get food together at the last minute, and your guests can help themselves to delicious Carnitas whenever they are ready. Plus, the Carnitas will stay nice and hot in the Crock Pot, so whether your guests arrive late or they simply want seconds, you have yummy food ready and waiting.
If you are looking for a meal idea that is easy, healthy and delicious, this is it. Make this Carnitas for dinner this week and see for yourself how they absolutely melt in your mouth with delicious flavor!
- Whole Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Onion chopped
- 2 can Rotel Tomatoes & Chiles
- 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
- ½ tsp Oregano
- ¼ tsp Ground Cloves
- 2 tsp dried Chipotle Pepper
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 cup Beef Broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- In a large pan, heat oil on medium high. Add the pork roast and sear on all sides.
- Remove pork from the pan and place in slow cooker
- Add the remaining ingredients on top of pork.
- Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.
- Remove pork from crockpot to a large bowl. Remove and discard any bones (if you didn't buy a boneless roast) and shred the meat.
- Remove and discard the bay leaves and about half of the liquid in the crockpot.
- Add shredded pork back to juices in the crock pot and stir