Sunday, October 17, 2010


I think this could quite possibly be one of the simplest meals!  LOL  There is a rub, some broth and a pork roast.  Easy peasy!

I had my in-laws over yesterday and they have never had Carnitas.  Carnitas are really just pork tacos. They really enjoyed them.  Instead of the traditional lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa we put on most tacos, these are little bit lighter.  I served mine with a layer of Pork, a squeeze of fresh lime, a light sprinkle of cheese, a slice of fresh avocado and topped them with a Mango Peach salsa I bought from Costco.  They were refreshing and delicious!!!!

So, here's what you've been waiting for!


2-3 lb. Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast
2 cups water
2 chicken bullion cubes
2 bay leaves
2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. garlic powder
3 tsp. onion powder
3 tsp. Cumin
1 1/2 tsp. Chili powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon

Suggested Garnishes:
Shredded Cheese
Fresh lime slices
Fruit Salsa
Freshly sliced Avocado

Mix all the rub ingredients together.  Rub all over the pork shoulder.

Place pork shoulder in the Crock Pot with 2 cups water poured around the roast (not on top) and the bullion cubes and bay leaves.

Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.

Shred the pork and add it back into the juice.  (I skimmed the fat off of the juice before I shredded the pork!)  Serve with your choice of garnishes.


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  1. I have a pork roast that I need to use. Normally I rub it with salt & brown sugar and leave it overnight, but I forgot to do that last night, so I'm going to try this! Sounds yummy!

  2. Salt and brown sugar sounds really good Bradley!! Glad you're trying this recipe! You'll love it! :)

  3. Just had this tonight and it was fantastic! I will be making it again!