Slow Cooker Carnitas recipe that is muy bueno!
Reece has picked a really bad trait that apparently runs in my family. He gets it from my sister Melissa. She’s the only other person I know that does this. When he eats certain meat, he tucks it into his cheek. He’ll take bite after bite, chewing and then tucking away until he looks like a little chipmunk. Apparently chicken can be difficult to swallow…??? I don’t know. Meat and I have always gotten along. What cracks me up is this is exactly what my sister used to do (okay still does) when we were growing up.
Anyhoo, around these parts the meat has to be extra tender so my little darling can swallow it :) One surefire way of getting that Reece-approved tenderness is with the slow cooker. Low and slow = tender. Which also means Reece eats his dinner. Which means mommy is happy. Yeah. That’s how we roll.
As our schedules continue to grow busier and busier I find myself using our slow cooker more and more frequently. I mean, really, nothing beats a home-cooked meal that is magically ready at the end of the day – am I right? Carnitas made in the slow cooker is one of those magical meals for our family. So tender and just dripping with flavor, slow cooker carnitas is good any night of the week!
I love serving carnitas up in some homemade tortillas -yum!
Make sure you get your rub on with this recipe – makes the meat super flavorful and yummy!
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