Drew’s Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

10 minsPrep Time
6 hrsCook Time

6 hrs 10 minsTotal Time

ingredients

Drew’s Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

  • 3-4 Lb Boneless Pork Shoulder Cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Lb Tomatillos Husked, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 Large White Onion Peeled and quartered
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Peeled
  • 2 Poblano Peppers Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro Plus more to garnish
  • 2 Limes Zest and juice
  • 1 Cup Beer Substitute with water or beer
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper To taste
  • To Serve: Warm Corn Tortillas, Sliced Jalapenos, Fresh Cilantro Leaves, Lime Wedges, Sour Cream and Chopped Onion

prep

Recipe:

 

Dry pork well with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper, cumin and oregano. Set aside at room temperature.
 
In a blender, add tomatillos, onion, garlic, poblano peppers, cilantro, lime and beer. Season with salt and pepper. 
 
To a slow cooker, add seasoned pork and blended tomatillo salsa and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low. When ready to serve, shred pork with forks and serve on warmed tortillas. Top with desired garnish such as jalapenos, cilantro, lime, sour cream and onion.