Who else was extremely disappointed when Chipotle stopped carrying their carnitas?! I definitely was, although I will say, I’m loving on their barbacoa just as much, now! Don’t fret, though, because you can make your own pork carnitas at home that are even tastier, and so easy!
This recipe is such a no-brainer. Just get all your ingredients together, throw ’em into your slow cooker, and forget about them. Hours later, you have fall-apart tender pork bursting with flavor. You can serve these carnitas up in many ways: in a burrito bowl with rice, beans, salsas, cheese, and guacamole, Chipotle style, in tacos, or on top of nachos! Because I missed my carnitas burrito bowls so much, I went with the burrito bowl style, of course. I served it up with brown rice (quinoa was also great with leftovers), medium salsa, cheddar cheese, lettuce, some extra chipotle peppers in adobo, and my classic guacamole. Alex had some of the leftover pork over nachos one night, which he really enjoyed! [Read more…]