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Mexican Carnitas in the Slow Cooker
Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On July 6, 2010 @ 5:36 pm In Casein Free,Gluten Free,Pork,Recipes,Slow Cooker | 19 Comments
Simple. Fuss-free. Tasty.
(The only thing I wish I’d done before serving these was toast the tortillas in a hot skillet…just 30 seconds per side…give them a little flavor boost.)
I have been waiting to make these since the beginning of March ! Rather, these have been waiting for me to make them since the beginning of March!!!
Adapted from Stephanie’s Slow Cooker Carnitas 
1.5 lb pork shoulder or loin, cubed ($2.83)
2 Tbsp oil ($.05)
1 teaspoon ground cumin ($.05)
Salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves ($.10)
1/4 cup lime juice or juice from 1 lime ($.10)
1/4 cup water
8 corn tortillas ($.50)
Salsa, diced avocado, sour cream dollops to garnish ($.50)
Corn Cobs ($.80)
In a mixing bowl, toss the pork cubes in the oil and ground cumin. Season with a few dashes of salt and pepper. Place in the base of the slow cooker. Add the garlic, lime juice, and water. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Remove, let cool slightly, then shred with 2 forks.
(Toast the corn tortillas in a warm skillet.)
Boil corn cobs and serve as a side item.
Spoon the carnitas meat over the corn tortilla and top with salsa, diced avocado, and/or sour cream.
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 since the beginning of March: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2010/03/kroger-shopping-trip-march-1.html
 Stephanie’s Slow Cooker Carnitas: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2010/02/slow-cooker-carnitas-recipe.html
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