SLOW COOKER CARNITAS

I LOVE carnitas! This is one of the tastiest and easy recipes.  So add some sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, guacamole and add it to your next TEX-MEX gathering.

SLOW COOKER CARNITAS
3-4 pounds pork shoulder, cut into several pieces
1 bottle green taco sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can original Rotel tomatoes
1 can chopped green chiles
Fresh ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
1 large Vidalia onion, chopped
1 cup water

  • Place onion pieces in bottom of slow cooker.
  • Pour Rotel tomatoes and green chiles over onions.
  • Add pork pieces.
  • GENEROUSLY salt and pepper pork.
  • Whisk together water and taco sauce.
  • Pour taco sauce over top of pork pieces.
  • Cover and cook 6-8 hours on high until meat shreds.
  • Remove from crock pot (reserving 1/2 cup of liquid) and shred all your meat.

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup liquid from crock pot

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Whisk together the milk and cooking liquid.
  • Place shredded meat on a cookie sheet.
  • Pour liquid over meat shreds.
  • Bake 45 minutes until meat begins to crisp.

Golden Blend tortillas
sour cream
shredded cheese
sliced green onions
guacamole

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