Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday!? I make tacos all the time around here…..so this past week, I decided to mix it up and little bit. I strayed from the usual turkey tacos and went for a recipe I have been eyeing forever! Pork carnitas. Let me tell you, they were delish! They will def be a regular in our taco rotation from now on! And the best part is, there was plenty left over for lunches for the week!
Clean, 221 Day Fix approved and really freaking good. Trust me – you want to give these a try!
3 lbs of Pork Loin
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cup of water
To make the rub combine:
2 tbsp of chili powder
2 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of ground coriander
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp oregano
Mix all spices together except the bay leaf in a bowl. Rub down the entire pork loin with the spices and place in your slow cooker. Add the bay leaf and water and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Keep an eye on the pork just to make sure the water doesn’t absorb and it dries out. If you have to add more liquid please do. Your pork should pull apart easily so you can shred it. Once it is able to be shredded take it from the crock pot, shred and then place back into the crock pot. Stir the meat to coat with the juices.
You can fill a red container with this for the 21 day fix!
For the Carnitas you will need:
Black or Pinto Beans in a can
Shredded cheddar cheese
Cilantro Lime Topping (Do not leave this out – takes these to whole new level)
1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
1 lime cut into wedges for garnish
Combine these ingredients in a bowl for the dressing and set aside.
I chose to serve the black beans on the side, but you could add the drained beans with 1/2 of a cup of water to a pot on the stove over medium heat and cook until heated through. Gently mash with a fork until they reach your desired consistency.
Lightly spray your corn tortillas with cooking spray and place on a foil lined baking sheet.
Crisp in the oven on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until desired crispiness.
Next step is to assemble the goods!
So take your corn tortilla and add your fixings to make yourself a pretty sweet Carnita.
Add a dollop of the dressing on top and enjoy!
Give them a try and let me know what you think!!