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Everyone will love dinner with this Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas recipe

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (4-5 pound) lean boneless pork roast, excess fat trimmed, cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 1 cup beer or chicken stock
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder (or 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, minced)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Trim roast and slice into ¼ inch thick pieces

  • 1 (3-5 lb)Pork Butt/Shoulder Roast
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
3.8/5 (4 Votes)

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6-8 servings

  • For the quick pickled onions and jalapenos:
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • For the chipotle cream:
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers in adobo, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • For the carnitas:
  • 1 (4-5 lb) lean boneless pork roast, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 3" chunks
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 12 oz beer
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, from can, chopped, plus 1 teaspoon sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the tacos:
  • 12-16 corn tortillas, toasted
  • Cotija cheese, for topping
  • Cilantro, for topping
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Mama's slow roasted, juicy, moist, crunchy carnitas! Packed with sabor! Que bueno!

  • 2 lbs pork roast- boneless cut into 2" chunks
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into 1/4s
  • 2 TBS fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 orange, cut in half
  • 1 TBS mexican seasoning (good red chili powder, Mex. oregano, cumin, dash of cinnemon and dash of cloves)
  • 4 cloves garlic, no need to peel
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp blk pepper
  • PICO DE GALLO: mix together
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic- chopped
  • 1 serrano chili- chopped
  • chopped cilantro
  • squeeze o lime
  • dash of salt and sugar to taste
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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1. Cut the pork shoulder into a few large chunks

  • 3-4 lbs. pork shoulder, boneless or bone-in
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 heaping (!) tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4/5 (2 Votes)

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Cooking Temperatures for Sous Vide Carnitas

  • To Serve:
  • 4 pounds (1.8kg) boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch-thick slabs
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 6 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 stick cinnamon, broken into 3 to 4 pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium orange, peel intact
  • Kosher salt
  • Warm corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped white onion and fresh cilantro leaves
  • Charred Salsa Verde or other salsa
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Rinse and dry the pork shoulder, rub all over with salt and pepper

  • 2 kg / 4 lb pork shoulder (pork butt) , skinless, boneless (5lb/2.5kg bone in) (Note 1)
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 jalapeno , deseeded, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup juice from orange (2 oranges)
  • RUB
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oi
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Slow-cooked pork pieces that are pan-fried to a crisp

  • 4 lbs. boneless fatty pork but (shoulder), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 orange, cut into 2 pieces
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package 6-inch tortillas
  • 1 handful washed, chopped cilantro
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Recipe source: Epicurious

  • 1 (2 lb [907 g]) pastured pork loin
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • 1 orange, sliced in half
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, whole
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 tsp (10 g) sea salt
  • 1 tsp (2 g) cumin
  • 1 tsp (2 g) onion powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g) garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp (1 g) dried parsley
  • 1 tsp (2 g) paprika
  • Handful fresh cilantro
  • To serve: Cilantro, diced tomato, onion and jalapeño slices
0/5 (0 Votes)

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