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"shredded pork carnitas"

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Bill Wentz
Virginia Beach, VA

What an AWESOME blend of Spice and shredded slow cooked Boston Butt, served in warm tortillas...delicious!!!!

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr

Ingredients For "shredded pork carnitas"

  • 3 1/2 lb
    pork butt
  • 3 c
    chicken broth (warmed up)
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1 md
    fresh lime (sliced)
  • 1 sm
    can of chopped green chili

How To Make "shredded pork carnitas"

  • 1
    Add 3 cups warmed chicken broth to your crockpot. Add all spices into the broth and mix well, add your Pork
  • 2
    Add lime juice 2 tbs over top of the pork, replace lid and cook on high for 4-6 hrs.
  • 3
    At the 6 hour mark remove the Pork from the cooker and let rest in a large dish, after 15 minutes take two forks and shred the meat it will be TENDER.
  • 4
    Transfer the broth from the slow cooker into a large covered pan heat over med heat until simmering, add your shredded pork and can of chopped chili's cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from heat and serve in warm tortillas or stuffed in taco shells with fresh squeezed lime over the top, either way it will be a big hit!!!

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