Monday, May 6, 2013

Crock Pot Carnitas with Corn Salad

Pork Carnitas:
2 lb pork shoulder
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
¼ cup minced cilantro
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp salt
Broth, enough to cover half way up the pork

Corn Salad (my version of Esquites – Mexican Corn Salad):
Fresh corn for 2 ears of corn (boiled or roasted)
2 green onions, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
Juice from one lime
2 Tbsp Cotija cheese
Chile con Lime (Chili with Lemon) Seasoning, to taste

Combine pork with seasoning and broth. Add to crock pot and cook for 8+ hours. Drain fat and juices, save about ¾ cup of juice. Shred pork and mix with extra juices. Leave in crock pot to keep warm until ready to eat.

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the corn salad.
Serve carnitas in warm flour tortillas and serve with corn salad, guacamole and black beans.


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