These have to be, hands down, the BEST meal I have EVER made in a crock pot. I borrowed a friend's crock pot one weekend and made this for my honey. Low and behold, I got a crock pot for my next birthday along with a request for this recipe to be the first thing I made. I really wish I know where I got the recipe from because I would LOVE to give credit for it. I beg of you, do yourself a favor and try this. You will NOT regret it. Let me know what you think!!
I have been working on this recipe for a number of years now and it does tend to change now and then. I promise you that any changes I make to it only makes it better. Try it over bean and beef or breakfast burritos, chimichangas or just eat it as a stew with warm tortillas. I make a huge pot of this so I can freeze some for later. Can be transfered to the crock pot for all day simmering on low. Adjust chilies, jalapeños and spices, tasting as you cook. I have never measured before when making this so please let me know if something doesn't work. Take liberties with this recipe to suit your own tastes. I won't mind in the least. It is what I would do if this recipe was posted by you. Pork can be left out for our vegetarian friends.
2/21/13..I am raising 3 young grandsons (1-5) now and find time to be a premium commodity. Being a purist is not affordable at the moment. Try a large can of green enchilada sauce instead of tomatillos if you find yourself short of time and energy.
An easy recipe that produces tender pork chops with a wonderful gravy, I used a 3/4-inch thick center cut pork chops and browned them first, you may increase the amount of pork chops and double the sauce recipe, this can also be made in the oven for a shorter time :)
I have made this a number of times over the years, a long marinating time and slow cooking is the secret here! this is an easy recipe with wonderful results! --- you must plan ahead the roast needs to marinate for 24 hours or even up to 3 days --- if you are a garlic lover cut slits in the roast and stuff with whole garlic cloves if desired, If you have plastic gloves then use them to rub the spices into the meat if not be careful the cayenne is very hot --- you will love this!
New to slow cooking, I recently came across this recipe while perusing a cookbook from Mom's collection. Though I have not tried this yet, I'm keeping it here safe for when the time comes. I'm guessing that the honey mustard can be replaced with a combination of equal parts dijon mustard and honey.
Over the year's people have called me Simpy, hence the recipe name. About 10 years ago, I have never heard of Carnitas, I had it one time in a restaurant and wanted to make it all the time. I found out how easy it was and just put my own twist on it. This is a very easy dish to make and very delicious.
I printed this years ago from about.com who listed it from the National Pork Producers Council. This is a great recipe and when my grill was out of commission, I tried in my crock pot as well. I am glad I fought the temptation to increase the lemon and garlic, because the amounts listed are just right.
Pork butt is a less-expensive cut, but cooking at a very low temperature ensures a tender, juicy roast, and it dissolves fat and connective tissue, This can also be made in a slow cooker set on high for 30 minutes, then turned down to low for the day, oven cooking time will vary depending on the size of your roast -- I have made this in the past, and it is very good! :)
Just a little something I threw together in the crockpot. Goes nicely over cooked noodles or rice, or even better- with a nice loaf of crusty Italian bread to soak up the sauce. Some nice Chianti wine would be excellent with this!