A traditional carnitas recipe consists of pork shoulder that's simmered in lard for a long period of time; the resulting meat is shredded and literally melts in your mouth. With my new found love for the slow cooker and Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I recently decided to make carnitas. This variation is seasoned with chipotle chiles, orange juice, and beer.
I served the savory pork as an appetizer on top of mini soft corn tacos, but feel free to enjoy it however you want. The leftovers made an amazing quesadilla. Learn the super easy technique — seriously, you dump the ingredients in a slow cooker and that's it! — when you read more