Drunken Pork Carnitas

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Travis

Travis

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"This is my absolute favorite way to make CRISPY pork carnitas! Please see below for a couple recipe notes. 1) The onions I use are pre-minced dry onion pieces. I use McCormick, but any brand will work. 2) The mandarin oranges I use are two small lunchbox-sized plastic containers. Enjoy!"

Difficulty

Easy 👌
10
min.
Preparation
480
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
lbs
pork tenderloin
½ tsp
salt
tsp
pepper
½ tsp
ground cumin
½ tsp
oregano
1 tbsp
onions
cloves
garlic
¾ tbsp
lime juice
½ packages
orange slices
¼ cup
beer
½
bay leaves

Utensils

slow cooker, fork, baking sheet

  • Step 1/7

    • ½ tsp salt
    • tsp pepper
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • ½ tsp oregano
    • 1 tbsp onions

    Mix the dry rub together in a small bowl. Rub thoroughly over all sides of the pork.

  • Step 2/7

    • cloves garlic

    Add minced garlic to the top of the pork and place in a slow cooker.

  • Step 3/7

    • ½ packages orange slices
    • ¾ tbsp lime juice
    • ¼ cup beer

    Drizzle the lime juice over the pork. Add the two containers of mandarin oranges and their juice in a circle around the pork. Add the beer to the circle of orange mixture.

  • Step 4/7

    • ½ bay leaves
    • slow cooker

    Place bay leaves on top of the pork and cook on low for 8 hours.

  • Step 5/7

    • fork

    Remove bay leaves. Shred pork with two forks.

  • Step 6/7

    • baking sheet

    Set oven to broil on high. Add shredded pork to a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle the juices from the slow cooker on top. Broil for 5 minutes.

  • Step 7/7

    Serve in warm tortillas or add on top of your favorite nacho recipe!

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