Carnitas remind me of my dad. I am pretty sure its his favorite dinner. I made this earlier in the week and my whole family LOVED it. The flavor was absolutely wonderful! This made a lot so what we didn’t eat, we just threw in the freezer for a yummy meal at a later date!
SLOW COOKER CARNITAS
recipe from: Allrecipes.com
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. crumbled dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 (4 lb.) boneless pork shoulder roast
2 bay leaves
2 cups chicken broth
Mix together salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, coriander and cinnamon in a bowl. Coat pork with the spice mixture. Place the bay leaves in the bottom of a slow cooker and place the pork on top. Pour the chicken broth around the sides of the pork, being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.
Cover and cook on Low until the pork shreds easily with a fork; about 10 hours. Turn the meat after it has cooked 5 hours. When the pork is tender, remove from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Use cooking liquid as needed to moisten meat.