Crock-Pot Carnitas Recipe

However, if you're also a fan of simple Crock-Pot meals that cook themselves, then that's just another reason to love this recipe. All you need are a few ingredients, a Crock-Pot, and about 5 minutes to prep the dish, and then you can head to work while the carnitas cook at home.

Crock-Pot Carnitas Recipe

This excellent recipe for carnitas starts with a pork shoulder. "Look for sales on pork shoulder at the grocery store, and then freeze one or two for later," Shungu recommends.

Gather The Ingredients For Crock-pot Carnitas

You will also need salt, yellow onion, garlic cloves, Coca-Cola, orange juice, lime juice, cumin, dried oregano, and bay leaves.

Gather The Ingredients For Crock-pot Carnitas

Grab the pork shoulder and season it generously with salt on both sides. Then, add the seasoned pork shoulder to the Crock-Pot. At this time, add in the quartered onion, smashed garlic, Coca-Cola, orange juice, lime juice, cumin, oregano, and bay leaves.

Season And Cook The Pork Shoulder

Once you finish cooking the pork, carefully remove it from the slow cooker, and place it on a cutting board. Be sure to let it cool for a few minutes, then use 2 forks to shred the carnitas.

Shred And Broil The Meat

Most of the time, people serve carnitas on tortillas. Just load the meat on a tortilla, and top it with chopped cilantro, chopped onion, and a squeeze of lime. Shugnu also provides a few additional serving suggestions: "You can also serve the meat with your favorite salsa, cheese, or lettuce taco bar-style."

Serve And Enjoy

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