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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
JoBeth Holden Mendoza

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp salt, or more, to taste
1 tsp ground black pepper
4 pound pork shoulder, excess fat trimmed
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 onions, quartered
2 oranges, juiced
2 limes, juiced

Directions:
Directions:
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Season pork
shoulder with spice mixture, rubbing in thoroughly on all sides. Place garlic, onions, orange juice, lime juice and seasoned pork shoulder into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours. Remove pork shoulder from the slow cooker and shred the meat before returning to the pot with the juices; season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed. Cover and keep warm for an additional 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to broil. Place carnitas onto a baking sheet and broil until crisp and crusted, about 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We serve on warm corn tortillas with onion, cilantro and salsa.

 

 

 

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