Orange Pork Carnitas

"This is a good basic recipe for pork Carnitas in the crock pot. A good throw it in the crock pot and forget about it recipe. This recipe is without any "heat" so my 2 year old can enjoy it too. If you want the spicier version just add some of your favorite hot peppers diced up to the mix in the crock pot. I serve this on toasted corn tortillas shells with home-made guacamole, cilantro, diced green onion, cheddar cheese and green salsa Verde."
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  • Place 1/2 of the oranges wheels, onion, and garlic on the bottom of your crock pot.
  • Then add all of your boneless pork shoulder to the crock pot.
  • Sprinkle pork with fresh cracked pepper, Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up salt and the rest of your garlic.
  • Add the rest of your oranges and onion, to the top of the pork.
  • Cover crock pot and cook on high for 1 hour then turn crock pot to low and cook for about 5 to 6 hours or until the pork is falling apart. (Turn the crock pot back up to high the last hour of cooking.)
  • Remove any pieces of orange peel you can find and discard.
  • Useing 2 forks pull apart pork untill you get a shredded look.
  • Serve over toasted corn tortillas with your favorite accouterments such as -- fresh made guacamole, cilantro, green onion, and green salsa Verde.
  • Enjoy :).

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  1. I made & served this as indicated in the recipe, using another chef's recipe #341928, & IT'S GREAT TASTING! Next time, though, I'll wrap the whole thing in a soft home-made tortilla before serving! Thanks for a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick A Chef]


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