Carnitas! Moist and crispy…what’s not to love! On Tuesdays at our house, we love to have some type of Comida Mexicana (Mexican meal). Although we don’t always have tacos, we took the idea of “Taco Tuesday” and chose that weeknight to feast on our family’s favorite! Being at work until about 3:00, I was hoping to find a recipe for carnitas that would resemble the delicious ones we love at our favorite Mexican restaurants, BUT can be cooked in the slow cooker while I’m at work. Muy bien! I found one! Melissa d’Arabian had the best one and we’ve loved it ever since!
It’s always a hit…Tuesdays or any day! The dish that gets the most requests is pork carnitas, “little meats.” If you remember what your Señor or Señora taught you in Spanish class, adding “-ita” or “-ito” to any noun means “little…”; “carne” means meat; hence, “carnitas” means little meats. ¡Muy bien!
This recipe happens to be the tastiest and the easiest! Tasty because of the flavors of the oranges and herbs and easy because it’s cooked all day in the slow cooker! The slow cooker makes everything easier, right!?
While the little meats are getting all ready for you in the slow cooker, you can be getting Kyle’s Handmade Corn Tortillas all ready for the “fiesta”!
After cooking all day on the counter, you have this succulent meat.
Just shred and crisp the meat quickly in a skillet, and you have delicious carnitas to tuck into a nice warm homemade tortilla! Once topped with Salsa Verde or Salsa Fresca, these carnitas will be a must at your family’s own taco bar, too!