Pork Carnitas

May 1, 2019 • 0 comments

Pork Carnitas
Our fresh ham hocks work perfect for shredded pork tacos and have become a favorite for us! Try this recipe which is our take on carnitas! With the meat falling off the bone and a gorgeous chili verde sauce, mouths will be watering at the aromas wafting through your kitchen. Ours sure were!
  • Prep Time: minutes
  • Cook Time: minutes
  • Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

  • (2 Packages) Pork Fresh Ham Hocks
  • (2 cups) Orange Juice
  • (2 cups) Tomatillo Salsa (Chile Verde)
  • (1 onion diced) Yellow Onion
  • (1 tbsp.) Garlic Powder
  • (2 leaves) Bay Leaves
  • (2 tsp.) Chili Powder
  • (2 tsp.) Ground Cumin
  • (2 tsp.) Paprika
  • (1 tsp.) Coriander Powder
  • (1 tbsp.) Dried Oregano
  • (1 tsp.) Cayenne Pepper
  • (1 tsp.) Black Pepper
  • (1 tsp.) Salt

Directions

Place the thawed fresh ham hocks in a slow cooker and add the following:

Orange Juice

Tomatillo Salsa

Yellow Onion (diced)

Garlic Powder

Bay Leaves

Chili Powder

Ground Cumin

Paprika

Coriander Powder

Dried Oregano

Cayenne Pepper

Black Pepper

Salt

Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the meat separates from the bone. Then, pull the meat out and shred. Place the meat in a cooking pan and sear on high heat briefly to add some good texture. Then add some of the cooking liquid or remaining tomatillo salsa back into the pan and let simmer a few minutes. 

This can be served in tacos or as a delicious topping for nachos. 

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