Adapted from bobbiskozykitchen NOTE: since my daughter moved in, I haven’t been doing the “crispy” step 😉 she likes it juicy, and it’s all good to me 😋 instead…ours drip like birria 😜🌮🌮🌮 I also use dried chile pods, then strain them out. I sear my meats before placing in slow cooker.
4 pound pork shoulder 1 1/2 cups orange juice 3/4 cup lime juice 8 cloves garlic, rough chopped 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano 3 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 18 small flour tortilla (can use corn if preferred) Pico de Gallo Fresh cilantro leaves
Place pork in the slow cooker, then add all of the other ingredients. Cook 6 to 8 hours. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat with two forks. Scatter the shredded meat on a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon some of the liquid from the slow cooker over the meat.
Preheat the broiler to high. Cook the meat under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes, toss the meat and cook an additional 3 minutes or until the meat has some crispy edges.
Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for a minute or two so they are soft and warm.
Place some of the pork carnitas in a tortilla, top with pico de galla and some fresh cilantro leaves.
Being in Arizona, we’re lucky to have a lot of carnicerías around us…a LOT; meaning we can get it already marinated or have it put in a marinade. And the marinade at our favorite store is off the charts! Damn delicious 😋 Most of them are. If you don’t have that available, there are lots of mojo marinade recipes online. I’ve made my own before, and still do for slow cooker roasts, but they’ve got it DOWN. 👍
I served it with salsa verde, salsa roja, cotija cheese, & lime for toppings, and Mexican rice & refried beans for sides; that I also got from same store.
Or Kabob if you prefer 😉 grilled, after a couple of hours in a teriyaki marinade. Many recipes online, they can vary in many ways, so go by your own TASTE; soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger garlic paste, AND fresh grated (we love garlic) 🧄. You can add orange juice, mango, pineapple 🍍 😋 Use what you have; make it work; like garlic powder, ground ginger, etc.. I didn’t time grill either. They cook fast because chicken (I used skinless boneless thighs) is cut up for skewers. I can tell by looking, but I always have my thermometer. Check a couple of the biggest pieces, and the temperature should be 165°.
Grilling again….still. today kielbasa & Louisiana Hot Links 🔥🥵 w/potato salad & a Greek pasta salad. 😋 EASY We like our kielbasa split, easier to eat. The hot links… not; keep the juices in 🐖 #sausage #grilledsausage #louisianahotlinks #grilled #bbq Just a little #stubbsbbqsauce for me 😁
#grilling #grilledporkchops (I usually only buy bone-on). a big foil packet of #grilledpotatoesandonions #grilledgreenbeans w/mushrooms & red onion, also in foil packet. I threw a couple of thin steaks on grill to slice up for salad 🥗 I tossed the veggies in evoo, s, p, & garlic. I brined the chops in pickle juice 🥒😋 seasoned w/s,p, smoked paprika, garlic powder & onion powder. I used Johnny’s Seasoning on steak. I rarely time things, but I did this time & so glad I did; everything was PERFECT 🥰 #damndelicious #grill
Potatoes took 30 minutes…or so 🤭 green beans 8 minutes per side, pork chops 4 to 5 minutes per side or until thermometer reads 140° – 145°, let chops rest 10 minutes.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches (or nachos 😜) – No recipe needed really, but just in case…I’ll share one 😀 from npg solutions
Step 1 – Gather Ingredients
3 to 4 lb. package pork tenderloin or Boston Butt 1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce (reserve a small amount to add to your sandwiches when serving) 1 small onion, chopped 1 package hamburger buns or your favorite sandwich rolls
Optional: 1/2 cup Dr. Chek soft drink or cider vinegar
Step 2 – Combine Ingredients
Place pork, onion and barbecue sauce in slow cooker. For juicier pork, add 1/2 cup Dr. Chek (soft drink) or cider vinegar. Cover.
Step 3 – Slow Cook
Cook for 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH temperature setting. Remove pork from slow cooker. Using two forks, shred pork. Return pork to slow cooker to re-heat.
Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy!
Serve your pulled pork on sandwich rolls (slightly toasted, if desired). Add a squirt of the remaining barbecue sauce to each sandwich.
Except I had parm and asiago (because we like it SO MUCH) 🧀 from local Italian grocer 😉 Dolce Vita
Or ➡️ Grandma’s Best Lasagna is my usual recipe, close 😋 👌 to Lidia’s, but dried pasta, ‘little’ differences 🤷♀️😜 I used less sauce… until my daughter moved in 🙄 she likes a lot of sauce. She likes everything saucy 🥰 She’s saucy. 🤪 🍝🧀🧀🧀🍅🥫🧄
I haven’t posted in a while because I had a fire and burned my hand and arm; second degree and partial thickness, multiple degrees…of course . (I’ll add those pics at bottom; not appetizing‼️)
SOOOooo…I haven’t cooked ‘as much’ and when I have, it’s been stuff I already posted. That’s easier for me…when I don’t have to follow a recipe. Along with a lot of salads and ORDERING OUT, some good stuff‼️ Even then it was a couple/few times of Salad and Go ⤵️