In fact, upon some investigation, I discovered evidence that debunked my fears in Crock-Pot’s own tagline: Cooks all day—while the cooks away! the INSPIRED home's mission is to inspire, inform and encourage you to make your house into a home, lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle and to create moments to celebrate and connect with your friends and family. I have been using this recipe for a couple years now and it’s fantastic!!! Came out great, very tender. WAS SOOOOOO GOOD! I let the pork cook for around 10 1/2 hours at low (195 F). All the fat, cooking liquid, pieces of garlic, jalapeno, juniper berries and bay leaves gets thrown out. Remove lid and shred pork with a fork—it should be tender and fall apart easily at this point. An anecdote about Juniper berries: I was on the fence with this recipe because the only Juniper berries I could find were one of these boutique brands and it was like over 7 dollars for a little bottle. If you used juniper berries, maybe they were really old? Hi Kristen, yes I think so. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I’m sorry about that. Place pork shoulder into your multicooker. Scatter the pork around the baking sheets and ladle about 1/4 cup of the broth over each sheet of pork. Brown the pork on all sides. Perfection. Let stand until cool then tear the meat into smaller chunks (do not shred at this time). Fabulous! -Meggan. Incredible recipe! My husband loves this recipes. I made this today. Looks delicious. I came to realize that my meals were boring and that I had been eating the same few dishes over and over again for years. I made this with your fajita veggies recipe, although I substituted zucchini for the onion, to make it low FODMAP. Cover the crock pot and cook on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Add the cooked pork and some of the cooking juices, but don’t jostle the meat. Squeeze in lime juice, or use lime to garnish after serving. Remove the pork from the liquid with a slotted spoon and place the meat in a large baking pan. I Will say, I like the flavors a so much that I just about triple the thyme and juniper berries. Return the shredded meat to the simmering sauce. These carnitas were perfect—tender and juicy with a wonderful depth of flavor. However, my family still doesn’t digest fat very well. Here in our home, Cinco de Mayo has become a summer kickoff party. Broil once more, until crispy but not overcooked, and then ladle another 1/4 cup broth over the pork… Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours, or LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Keep lid off for the last hour or so of cooking to allow any excess liquid to cook off. Brown the pork on all sides. Then transfer the crispy pork back into the slow cooker to keep warm, and serve. Place the pork along with 1 cup of the salsa in a slow cooker and cook until the pork is falling apart tender, about 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Required fields are marked *. And it’s time to get this fiesta started. After they have completed cooled in the fridge, you can just take right off. Any suggestions? I am glad you loved it! Add another 1 tablespoon oil to the now empty IP. CDKitchen, Inc. 20:11:25:01:26:27   :C: 4 canned chipotle chiles en adobo, chopped, 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from canned chiles, DEBBIE'S MEXICAN SHREDDED BEEF (CARNITAS), MILK COOKED CARNITAS (USING BOSTON BUTT ROAST), MEXICAN CARNITAS VERDES (PORK WITH GREEN SALSA), Debbie's Mexican Shredded Beef (Carnitas), Milk Cooked Carnitas (Using Boston Butt Roast), Sweet! :) I’m sure that will work fine. Then flip the pork and brown the other side, letting the cooking juices evaporate. Served it with the copycat rice (used less lemon and lime than called for), pico, shredded cheese and borracho beans. Food is love on Culinary Hill, and I know you feel the same way in your own home. Looking at more recipes for this, they add thyme and juniper berries. I used jalapenos instead of chipoles because smoked food gives someone here a headache. I think it will be delicious! Stay connected, sign up for our email newsletter. Thank you! So this doesn’t really help for eating right after the food has cooked, but if you have time, or for leftovers, after you have taken out the meat and strained the juice, save the juices separately. Let the vibrant colors of Mexican pottery inspire your table setup. As for the recipe I am using it to can up a winter stash of ready to go taco meat…OMg!…Thank You! I make tostadas with it. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I am the Executive Chef and head of the Culinary Hill Test Kitchen. Cover and transfer to oven. Try your best to remove it in one piece and set aside. Remove the pork. They look a little bit like black peppercorns but 2x – 3x the size, and brown. At this point, the carnitas are ready to eat. All Rights Reserved. Add onion, garlic, beer, orange juice, chipotles, lime juice and brown sugar to the dutch oven. Subscribe to the email Newsletter! I have done it numerous times and it works out great. I have been using this recipe for a couple years now and it’s fantastic!!! Let cook until the meat pulls apart easily. So good!! Easy, cheap, delicious. Find the thyme, bay leaves, and juniper berries and discard them. 1 %, lbs pork shoulder or 3 lbs chuck roast. The Best of Closet Cooking! The inside was tasteless used all the ingredients correctly and correct amount of water for 10 hours in the crockpot. I did the first part of the recipe in a slow cooker. It’s easy and I’ve made it at least three times since September of 2019. Sear the pork shoulder on all sides until it is browned. OH my goodness…These Slow Cooker Chipotle Carnitas are to die for! Garnish with green onions and cilantro. Obviously pork tenderloin is super lean, but so is chicken breast and that shreds just fine. This version has a spicy kick with the addition of canned chipotle chiles. Seems like I can just go to Chipotle for what its going to cost in the end and not take any chances! I’m assuming you’ve had the pork from Chipotle. Getting to the point they have a LARGE variety of spices including Juniper Berries that are as “fresh” as a spice can be without being actually fresh. Turned out great. Add enough water to just cover the pork. Haven't tried this yet but believe it may be the Chipotle Carnitas recipe which is to die for. Recipe should tell you to manually shred the meat, taking out any fat, before you crisp it up in the second cooking phase. THANK YOU for doing all the work and then sharing the reward! For more info check our. Add the chopped onions and saute until lightly browned on the edges. Start by seasoning the pork with salt and pepper. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I looked in the ingredient statement of Chipotle’s carnitas recipe and found their (not-so secret) secret ingredient: juniper berries. Jalapeno and Cheddar Corn Pancakes with Bacon (aka Jalapeno Popper Pancakes), Slow Cooker Honey and Parmesan Pork Tenderloin, 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (fire roasted are good), 3 pound pork butt or shoulder, cut into 2 inch pieces. Normally I use a citrus juice, cumin and oregano marinade but this one uses a homemade smoky chipotle salsa. Then using an immersion blender puree into a sauce. If you haven’t yet got one in your kitchen, I am telling you, it is time. Did that the second time and it was a little (slightest bit) better. I even freeze it, thaw it and lightly fry it up in a lil oil and add some Sazon seasoning. It's considered to be fairly flavorless which makes it a great liquor for mixed drinks. Copyright © 1995-2020 . But, I don’t know for sure since I haven’t tested it, but this is what I think based on other recipes I reviewed. If the sauce is too thin, simmer it on the stovetop until it has reduced a little. (I was having a chipotle craving for a couple of weeks) this satisfies my cravings and at a fraction of the cost because I do your chipotle rice and black beans as well. Skim fat off liquid in slow cooker if desired. Thank you for the great recipe! I garnished with hot sauce and a generous squeeze of lime juice. Pulled pork carnitas made easy in a slow cooker and then broiled until all nice and crispy, moist tender and oh so good! I now spend my free time searching for, creating and trying tasty new recipes in my closet sized kitchen. Yum! These are the ones that I like: Read more... Pro-level tricks to transform your cooking! Kick off a no-fuss party, where even the host has plenty of time to relax and play, with the power of an electric pressure cooker. I make tostadas with it. Mix in 1 cup of the salsa and enjoy in your favourite Mexican style dishes like tacos, quesadillas, etc. That should change the flavor if nothing else. The pork ends up being nice and moist, juicy and tender on the inside while crispy on the outside! Wow, definitely identical to Chipotle carnitas. Hi Ruth, thank you! Use the juniper berries for sure, but traditional Michoacán carnitas use fresh orange juice, so don’t be afraid to add some of that to the braising water, too! Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the pork is browned and sizzling.