Sunday, July 1, 2007
While blog browsing I came across a very tempting picture in Elly's
blog for Carnitas, which is basically like Mexican style
pulled pork. I had every intention of using her exact recipe, but then
my computer decided to crash on me so I had to improvise. I am pretty
happy with how it turned out.
A while back I made a big pot of Mexican bean stew and I froze a lot of the leftovers. So when I got everything together for the crock pot I took the beans out of the freezer to defrost. I served the beans and pork on whole wheat tortillas with cheese and sour cream. Yum!
My twist on Carnitas - very similar to Elly's
1 1/2 pound pork roast
6 cloves peeled garlic
Dry rub - cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, dried cilantro, dried onion flakes, paprika
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup fresh salsa (I prefer it with lots of cilantro!)
start I poked some deep holes in the roast and shoved the garlic cloves
in the holes. Then I rubbed generously with the dry rub. Then I set it
in the crock pot and poured the chicken broth around the edges and the
salsa on top. I let this refrigerate over night and turned the crock
pot on low before work. 8 1/2 hours I shredded the pork with a fork and
turned it on high with the lid off to let some of the liquid thicken
up. That's about it! The pork literally fell apart. I can't wait to
have this again!