What are Carnitas? Carnitas means “little meats” in Spanish. Mexican carnitas are made by slow cooking beef or pork until tender and shreddable. Carnitas can be served in tacos, burritos, rice bowls, on a salad, sandwich, or baked potato.
1. Place the pork shoulder in the bottom of the crock pot and rub with spices.
2. Add onions, jalapeno chunks and garlic cloves. Squeeze the juice of the oranges over top and add one rind to the crock pot.
3. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Transfer the pork to a plate and cover with foil, and strain juice into a saucepan.
4. Shred the pork and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with the cooking liquid and use your hands to mix.
5. Place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until crispy on top. Serve warm.
DIG IN! This recipe is great for serving a crowd! It can be prepped ahead and reheated for a party, and the serving possibilities are endless!