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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I think I've mentioned on here once or twice how much we love Mexican food. One of our most favorite places to go when we lived in California was Rubio's. They had YUMMY pork carnitas!! That was my standard order every time. So when my mom gave me a pork butt the other day I knew right away what I would be doing with it. I added a chipotle paste to the roast as it cooked, but if you don't like the heat, just leave it off. Makes it good...I gotta say.

Chipotle Pork Carnitas 
in the Crock Pot

1 11/2 - 2 pound pork butt (boneless)
2 Chipotle peppers
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water

Place roast in the crock pot, add water and season with salt, pepper and cumin.

In a food processor pulse the chipotle peppers with 1 tablespoon of water until blended. Spread chipotle paste on top of the roast.

Turn the crock pot on high and let it go for 5 - 6 hours. Then with two forks, shred the meat into thick chunks and turn the temp down to low and cook for an additional hour or two.

Serve with warmed corn tortillas, salsa, chopped onion, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped avocado and queso fresco cheese (the crumbly kind you get in restaurants).

Here's what you need to get the carnitas going.

Put the roast in the crock pot then 
add the water and seasonings. 
Then put the chipotle paste on top of the roast.

Let it cook on high for a few hours 
then shred the meat and let it cook on 
low for another two hours or so.

Here's all the goodies that 
go with these yummy carnitas!

SO good!!!