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Pork Carnitas


  • Author: Rachelle Lucas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
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Ingredients

  • 24 pound pork shoulder
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 45 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 limes
  • 810 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to your slow cooker and turn heat to high.
  2. Rinse the pork shoulder, then dry with a paper towel.
  3. Mix together the spices — chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Then rub the spice mix all over the pork shoulder and place in slow cooker.
  4. Add 2 cups of broth, coarsely chopped white onion, and bay leaves. Slice one lime in half, squeeze the juice into the slow cooker, then add the two lime halves too.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours, or high heat for 4 hours. Pork is done when it can easily be pulled apart with two forks.
  6. When ready to serve, slice the avocado, red onion, and remaining limes. Arrange the avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime, and tortillas on a large plate or cutting board for taco assemly.

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Mexican