If you are a fan of Carnitas you will want to bust out your slow cooker to make this CopyCat Chipotle Carnitas. This pork recipe is Over The Top good. I have mentioned that th hubby and I love our Chipotle so if you have read my blog, you are quite aware ha ha! I shared our CopyCat Chipotle Lime Rice Recipe and yesterday I shared our CopyCat Chipotle Pico de Gallo (salsa) Recipe. We had a CopyCat Chipotle burrito feast. Both of us were amazed at how great our burritos were.
Copycat Chipotle Carnitas Recipe
All day long while the pork (carnitas) was cooking my home smelled amazing. Even the kiddos were loving the smell and anxious to try our CopyCat Chipotle Carnitas.
Cooking pork in the slow cooker is always so easy! This recipe is so simple and all the same great flavors you will find in your Chipotle bowls, burritos and tacos. Making Copycat Recipes at home is always scoring us HUGE Savings. I had everything in my pantry to whip up these Carnitas and I just needed the pork. The recipe has fed us for days (yup… we had burritos again today).
Whole Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Onion chopped
2 can Rotel Tomatoes & Chiles
2 tbsp Minced Garlic
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
2 tsp dried Chipotle Pepper
1 tsp Cumin
1 cup Beef Broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 bay leaves
Heat oil in large pan and brown pork on all sides.
Place pork in slow cooker and add remaining ingredients on top of pork.
Cook on low 8-10 hours.
Remove pork and shred (remove if it was not boneless).
Remove bay leaves.
Drain about half of the liquid.
Add shredded pork back to juices in the crock pot.