Hey there.

carnitas, pork carnitas, easy pork carnitas, dinner, slow cooked carnitas, slow cooker, food beauty and blissSo its that time of the year again…daylight savings.

Yesterday, I forgot to change my alarm clock and ended up waking  an hour later…not fun.

I really don’t like rushing in the morning it ruins my whole vibe.

Everyone is complaining about how they loose that one extra hour of sleep. I do love my sleep, but I may love being outdoors more. I mean think about it …you get to enjoy daylight more. It won’t start getting dark until 8-ish!

Enough of my rambling, lets talk C-A-R-N-I-T-A-S.

I usually make carnitas in a slow cooker, but to be honest it almost always comes out bland. Which is a total bummer. You come home expecting this great meal and then when you taste it …BAM!  No flavor.

Total buzz kill.

I am convinced that my slow cooker is defective, so whats the next best thing. Dutch Pot.

The trick is to get a good piece of pork shoulder and slow cook that baby on low heat for 2 hours.

This recipe is delicious, simple, and it can feed a herd!<—–OK 6 people at most.

If you have the patience incorporate them in your favorite taco recipe, or make a Cuban sandwich.


if your like me hungry and patience is not in your vocabulary, eat it as it.

Either way its delicious.

Love Amy

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Cuisine: Latin
Serves: 6
  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ TBS chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1½ tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  1. In a large bowl place pork, garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Rub in spices, making sure the pork is evenly coated with the seasonings.
  3. In a large dutch pot, heat olive oil (high heat)
  4. Place pork shoulder in the dutch pot, brown all sides.
  5. Once sides are brown, pour in chicken broth, bring to a simmer.
  6. Decrease temperature to low heat.
  7. Cook for 2 hours.
  8. Allow pork to cool 15 minutes.
  9. Using two forks, shred the pork.
  10. Enjoy


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