Pork Carnitas


This recipe is awesome! I love throwing things in the crockpot and it making the house smell amazing and then taste delicious. This is one of those recipes. I had just founds some avocados, so I had to make something Mexican to go along with some tasty gauc.


  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (4-6 pound) boneless chunk of pork (I like using the shoulder or butt)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  1. Mix together salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, coriander and cinnamon in a bowl. Coat pork with the spice mixture.
  2. Place the bay leaves in the bottom of your crock pot and place your pork on top. Pour the chicken broth around the sides of the pork, being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours or on high for about 5 or 6 hours until the pork shreds easily with a fork. When the meat is tender, remove it from the crock pot and shred it with two forks. Use the extra cooking liquid if needed to moisten the pork.
  4. Enjoy as a main course, with rice on the side or add it to tortillas with your favorite toppings, such as fried onions and peppers, cheese, sour cream or guacamole.


Adapted from allrecipes.com


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