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Crock Pot Carnitas

This is probably my best crock pot or slow cooker recipe.  My husband asks me to make carnitas all the time.  Carnitas are absolutely delicious and I thought I would share this since Cinco de Mayo is coming up!

Carnitas Ingredients

1 Pork shoulder butt roast 2-5 lbs bone in or boneless is fine

half a jar of Herdez Salsa Verde

2 tbsp Tapatio

1/2 c lemon or lime juice

4 bay leaves

1 whole jalapeño

2 tsp ground cumin

Directions

Place pork roast in crock pot and add all ingredients on top of the meat.  Set crock pot to cook on low for 8 hours or longer, do not exceed 12 hours.When ready to serve, use a pair of tongs to shred the meat.  Then strain the meat before serving.  Some people like to crisp their carnitas under the broiler for a few minutes.  Remove jalapeño and bay leaves.

I like to serve mine with black beans and guacamole on a warm tortilla.
Try this out for Cinco de Mayo or anytime for a delicious and frugal meal.

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15 thoughts on “Crock Pot Carnitas

      1. last question I think, how many oz is the salsa verde? I only found cans, not jars. and since im doubling up, I wanna make sure I put enough! Thanks!

  1. Hello! What is Herdez green sauce? Is it a spicy sauce? What can I substitute it with? Since I will be making this for small kiddos, will omitting just the hot sauce be still spicy for the kids? Thank you!

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