Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas)

I watched America's Test Kitchen the other day. They were featuring this carnitas recipe and decided to give it a try using a crockpot instead of braising it in the oven. You can eat it on a tortilla, served with sour cream, diced onions and cilantro. Or go my way: with sambal dabu2 & rice .. Mexicanado (Mexican Menado) style :).

About 3 pounds boneless pork butt cut into 2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 small onion, peeled and quartered
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano (do not use Italian or any other kind)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1.5 cups water
1 medium orange, halved and squeeze the juice out.

Put everything in the crockpot, set it low for 6 hours. Pull the meat apart with a fork to serve.

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