Monday, April 19, 2010

WFD: Carnitas

In California we have some of the best Mexican food North of the border. If you let my Husband pick, we would have it for every meal.
My Mom gave me this recipe for drool worthy Carnitas, that rival any we've ever had. One of the great many things about this recipe is 1.) You make it in the slow cooker and 2.) The meat will last for days in different forms (think breakfast burritos, Taco salads, sandwiches etc). I hope y'all enjoy this one as much as we do.

  • Pork shoulder
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 jar orange marmalade
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion

  1. The night before place pork, soy sauce, orange marmalade, and garlic in a container to marinade.
  2. In the morning chop onion and place at the bottom of your slow cooker, empty pork and marinade on top of the onions. *Do not add any water!
3. cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or until it's easy to shred.

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4. Serve with all the fixings; warm tortillas, avacado, diced tomatoes, sour cream and cojita (mexican cheese). Now go enjoy that yummy goodness!!


Blommi (formerly reddoggie) said...

This looks delicious. I will have to try making it myself soon.

Now following from MBC.

M said...

That does look good. How would you make it without a slow cooker?

One Love Mama said...

M, you could simmer it in a large pot on the stove. I've never done it before, but I'm sure it would be fine... just don't leave the house!

Melanie said...

Looks delicious! Living in AZ, we love good mexican food too. Although last week I got food poisoning from a local joint. Uggh! As soon as my tummy can handle some yummy carnitas, I am going to try out this recipe!

Stopping by from SITS>


Andria said...

Hey its Andria fom Lipstick and Lullabies! Im going to love getting new recipe ideas form your awesome blog:) Thanks for following mine!

KevDog said...

That does look tasty, made my mouth water just lookin at it... and its only 9:00AM!!!
Great recipe thanks for sharing!
A pot on the stove would work just as well too

Babblings of a Mommy said...

OMG, you literally made my mouth water!! I lived in TX for a looong time so I know about good mexican food too and that just looks plain delicious. ;)


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The McDonalds said...

My carnitas are sitting in the fridge marinading...we're suckers for a good Mexican recipe. Can't wait to try it! Did you let the babe try it out? I am thinking of giving N. a taste tomorrow.

J. L. W. said...

These look fantastic! I love mexican food. I am now following from MBC!

superchuboink said...

wow! that certainly looks delicious :)
am following you from MBC

Chaitra Poland said...

Oh wow this looks delicious! Will be trying

jewelknits said...

Oh! I LOVE slow cooker recipes and THIS one looks so tasty and easy!! I start a new job next week, so this will be a great meal to make and have ready and waiting when I get home!

I'm now following from MBC!!

One Love Mama said...

Jules, she absolutely LOVED it. I also gave her the avocado and tomatoes on the side.

MamaTink said...

Sounds so good!

Christina said...

you're So right, CA has some of the best mexican food, ever! these look so good. i am going to try and make these this weekend. i adore mexican food and my slow cooker.
thanks for the visit sweetie!

Joann Mannix said...

I am sooo making these. Pork and mexican, two of my favorite things!

Over from MBC. I just got back from vacation and have a LOT of catching up to do. Those pics make my mouth water. Thanks for the recipe.

My husband and I plan to move out to Northern California one of these fine days, sooner or later. We collect wine and that part of the country is one of our favorite places on this good green Earth.

amanda said...

I think I got here form BlogFrog and I'm glad I stumbled over...this looks awesome and I love anything in the slow cooker.

Ember said...

LOVE LOVE!! Never thought to put it in the crock! Here from MBC! Great blog! I'm hooked! =)

Dina said...

stopping by from mbc, yours is the 2nd in two days i have seen with the marmalade, i guess i will have to try it. i grew up in a place where it was more puerto ricans, south americans and cubans so we used fresh juices of all the citrus fruits. a little different but yummy. i will have to try this way too.

Sarah said...

I keep drooling over this post. I have to make this.

Jo and Shelley said...

I can't wait to try this...maybe I can link to it on our blog?? Let me know if that's ok...we are doing a whole series on planning a Cinco de Mayo party, and this would be a great addition...Check us out, and let me know what you think!

Jo and Shelley said...

...also, are you on Twitter?

One Love Mama said...

I would love for you to link your readers here. This is perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party, and literally so easy!
You can find me on Twitter here send me a message so I can return the follow. xo One love

Jo and Shelley said...

I linked your carnita recipe, and a photo (hope you don't mind). I followed you on Twitter we are @MomsPartyCafe. We are new to twitter, so I'm not sure I sent you message or not LOL! Also consider following our blog, we'd be honored!

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