Carnitas (Mexican Pork) My Way (Crock Pot)

“I made this to go in burritos with beans and rice http://www.recipezaar.com/Pinto-Beans-and-Rice-in-a-Crock-Pot-Or-on-Stove-Top-41246 Very simple, flavorful pork would be good on nachos also!”
READY IN:
6hrs 10mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix all of the spices together and sprinkle most on the roast, reserving about 1 tsp.
  2. Put the roast and water/broth in a crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Now you can do 2 things here: remove the roast, drain the liquid, put the roast back in the crock, shred it with the remaining seasonings and about 1/2 cup of water and stir OR.
  4. remove a little of the liquid from the pot and shred the meat (with forks) in the remaining liquid and taste and season if necessary.
  5. *if I use a roast with a good amount of fat I usually drain it to drain off some of that grease, if it's lean then I use the liquid it cooked in.
  6. Serve it up! It makes great burritos (get the big tortillas!) with all the fixins- including the beans and rice.

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