Crockpot Carnitas

ACTIVE TIME: 5 MIN. I TOTAL TIME: 6-8 HR. I SERVES: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. pork carnitas
  • 2 small sweet onions, sliced
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic
  • 1 dried Chile de Arbol, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Optional: 1/3 cup diced pickled jalapeños (lessen or omit if you don’t want the spice)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the pork carnitas and coat evenly. Set aside.
  2. In the crockpot; add the diced jalapeños, sliced onions, chiles, garlic cloves and oil. Place the seasoned meat on top and toss in the bay leaves.
  3. Cook on high for 4-6 hours.
  4. Shred pork with two forks and stir in the cinnamon.
  5. Turn to low and cook for an additional hour before serving with your favorite tortillas or on a big salad.

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