CROCK POT RECIPES forum: Shredded Pork Burritos two step version

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Nov 5, 2010 8:52 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Where I grew up in NM, this would be called dechebrada (deh-sheh-brrah-dah) or shredded meat. Here in Colorado, they call this Carnitas, which is a totally different way of cooking meat (carnitas are usually chunks of meat dropped in boiling oil tainted with orange quarters). But who cares! Easy fast yummy food here!

1 pork shoulder roast.
1 can chicken broth (I use the regular, not the low-sodium)
Oregano, ground Cumin (comino), ground Corriander (LIGHTLY!!!), rough ground black pepper
1 Lime
(optional) 1 jalapeno chopped fine
(optional) 1 bottle "Salsa Verde" (tomatillo salsa)
(optional) 1 avocado, mushed
CoJack cheese, shredded
Flour tortillas

Put pork shoulder in crock pot with oregano, cumin, corriander (a little goes a LONG ways!!) and black pepper. Pour in 1/2 the can of chicken broth, cover the rest of the can & put in the fridge. Set crockpot on LOW and go to work, or something, for at least 7 hours.

When you're about ready to eat, get the avocado mush & mix it with 1/2 the bottle (or more, depending on taste) salsa verde (you can make your own salsa verde with tomatillos, jalapenos, & yellow onions). Get a flat pan and put it on the stove top. Spoon out the pork from the crockpot into the pan and shred (that'll be super easy as it'll be falling apart already). As your frying (I call it frying hard as the pan has to get hot hot hot and the meat will slightly stick to the bottom), add lime juice (if you want) and the chopped jalapeno (if you want). You can also add slivered yellow onion to this too. Fry this up and add the left over juices (including the half-can of chicken broth) into the pan so it doesn't dry out. Once it's fried enough for you, set off the heat & heat up the tortillas (usually 1-2 per person, depending on how hungry they are). Put meat onto heated tortilla, sprinkle w/cheese (don't be stingy!) and then salsa/avocado mix (I usually just add that at the table). Roll & eat! Yum!

Total time: 7 hours, 20 minutes.
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Nov 5, 2010 12:48 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
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Yummy! Another way to try carnitas, crock pot style. Thank you for this recipe Toni :)

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