Monday, January 16, 2012

Freezer Recipe: Slow-Cooker Carnitas

I've been making this recipe for years. My favorite restaurant of all time is Chipotle. I think I ate there at least four times a week when I was pregnant! It's no wonder my daughter loves it now!

Anyway, their Carnitas are just so darn good, that I've tried to replicate them. Mine really aren't quite the same, but they are still good. They really do freeze well, too.

1 large pork butt or tenderloin roast
8-9 large cloves of garlic (You don't even have to chop these, I put them in whole and they just MELT)
1 Tbsp cumin
About 1/2 cup of chicken broth (Don't use too much liquid. The pork itself will release some in the slow cooker)
2 bay leaves
1 container of adobo sauce (you can also chop of the chiles and throw them in for a little more kick)

Let this roast 6-8 hours in the slow cooker. When it's done you can pull it apart with a fork. Delicioso!!

I can eat this with a little lime and avocado. It's wonderful! Once you pull them out of the freezer, you can throw them back in the slow cooker on high for a couple of hours and they are like new again!


  1. You should put in about half a cup of orange juice. When you take it out and shred it, mix it back with the juice from it cooking, pour the juice off, spread on a cookie sheet and crisp in the oven a little bit......


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