Thursday, June 6, 2013

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas from Skinnytaste

   Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas
Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas cooks without heating up the house!  (Photo from Skinnytaste.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed.  I usually post these Friday Favorites early Friday morning, but I'm in Austin and tomorrow morning I'll be up early and off to the BlogHer Food 2013 Conference conference.  So here's an early favorite for Friday, as well as a perfect recipe for our Slow Cooker Summer Dinners.)

I consider dishes like this Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas from Skinnytaste to be the perfect thing to cook in your slow cooker when it's hot outside.  Not only does it cook all day without heating up the house, but you can use the flavorful shredded pork in things like burritos or tacos, which I think still taste great when it's hot outside.  Gina suggests using the boneless pork shoulder blade roast for a lighter version of this Mexican classic, and the cooling avocado is a nice touch.

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe! Use this link to get the recipe for Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas from Skinnytaste.

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More Ideas with Mexican Spiced Pork in the Slow Cooker:
Carnitas Tacos from Recipe Girl
Guajillo-Spice Pork and Potatoes from Elly Says Opa
Mexican Pork with Gorditas from Foodfreak
Pork Burrito Bowls from Taste and Tell
Smoky Pork Tacos with Avocado and Feta from Dinner du Jour  

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  1. I've been using my slow cooker this summer to make (and shred) all sorts of dishes like this. Then, I pack into small portions and freeze, to serve in tortillas, wraps, or over rice or salads.

  2. Lydia, you are turning into the slow cooker expert, no doubt about it! I love using the slow cooker like this as well!


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