Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
So, Happy 2017 and all that stuff! Hope you guys had an amazing holiday season like I did! I can’t believe it’s already January. Like WHOA, where did the time go?
So, about carnitas. Ask my family and they’ll tell you that pork carnitas are my absolute FAV thing to order at Mexican restaurants. I mean, FAVORITE. It’s the thing that I get all judgy on when I go to new restaurants. If their carnitas are good, the restaurant gets a thumbs up from me. Oh, and I’m pretty judgy about the chips and salsa too, not gonna lie.
Anyway, these slow cooker pork carnitas are definitely a staple around my house for a few reasons: a) pork anything is amazing, duh! b) the slow cooker does all the work, c) they’re perfect for TACOS, and d) they taste SUPER delicious! I highly recommend adding this to your weekly meal prep if that’s something you do, or just add it to your weekly meal rotation! You’ll be able to enjoy it for a few days depending on how many mouths you’re feeding!
Another great thing about this recipe is that the ingredients are really clean. Like Whole30 kinda clean. I’m sure you or someone you know are already starting to clean up your eating a little (or a lot) after the holidays. This recipe is PERFECT for your January Whole30 or sugar detox.
Are you ready? Go grab your slow cooker, a nice big pork shoulder, a few oranges, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, oregano, sea salt and pepper and let’s DO THIS!
SLOW COOKER PORK CARNITAS
There you go! I hope you enjoy these slow cooker pork carnitas as much as I do! What’s your favorite staple protein you love to cook on the regular? Tell me in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!