This is one of our favorite recipes! I have been making this for a while, pre-whole30 days, so I honestly cannot remember where I found it! Best bet would be from Pinterest, but who knows at this point! Again, another pretty easy recipe to put together! I don’t know about you, but I feel super accomplished when I get dinner going in the crock pot in the morning and then have minimal prep before dinner haha!
I love putting this meal together on a Saturday evening, and then eating it for lunch on Sunday after church. I don’t know about you, but Sunday lunch after worship and Friday evenings are the best times for Mexican food!
- Pork Carnitas
- 1 tbsp. oregano
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- yellow onion
- 1 jalapeno
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 2 oranges or 3-4 mandarin oranges
- sea salt
What To Do:
- Rinse and dry pork, place in crock pot
- Mix oregano, cumin and olive oil in a little bowl and rub onto pork.
- Top with sliced onion, sliced jalapeño and minced garlic.
- Squeeze oranges over the pork.
- Cook on low 8-10 hours.
- Once it has finished cooking, remove pork from the crock pot and shred it.
- Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet and place the pork in the pan. (Don’t skip this part! It kind of gives the edges of your pork a crunchy feel!)
- Spread it out and press it down so one side gets a little crunchy. Pour a little of the juices from the slow cooker on top and top with sea salt.
- Serve on top of plantain chips or pantacones, and top with salsa and guacamole! YUM!