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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Yield: 4-6 servings

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9 Responses to “Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas”

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    Vijay @ NoshOnIt — February 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Carnitas are one of my absolutely favorite dishes too! Just did a guest blog post on them actually =)

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    Vanessa — February 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Hey Tessa, I love your blog and I think you should do some videos. xoxo

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    Tracey — February 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I love the idea of combining the slow cooker with the broiler to make this! I’ve only made carnitas once but they were delicious and you definitely have me craving them again 🙂

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    MaryB — February 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    We love carnitas and this particular recipe sounds delicious. Love the idea of combining the slow cooker and the broiler.

    Love your blog and just wanted to comment on how much I appreciate your “recipe rundown”. I love that you take the time to do it for each recipe. Thanks!

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      Tessa — February 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe rundowns 🙂

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — February 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    At first I wasn’t going to comment, but you mentioned how dishes like meatloaf and casserole seem dated. I have to beg to differ on the meatloaf dish because it has had a resurgence lately! I feel like home cooking is on TV more often (like on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives), hipster restaurants that re-imagine dishes frequently have a version of meatloaf on the menu, and I even saw a food truck around here serving meatloaf!

    For this dish, I’m wondering if chicken would be able to be subbed in (I can’t have pork). At the least, maybe a good cut of beef?

    Also, I made the curried red lentil soup on Sunday, and it was amazing! I have it on my list to be blogged about because I’m definitely making it again. 🙂

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      Tessa — February 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      You’re totally right about meatloaf – but I think the idea that it has had a “resurgence” and has been “re-imagined” lately only speaks to the fact that at one point it was considered dated yet people will always love things that taste good so they’ll find ways to incorporate it into their menus!

      I think chicken would be totally fine – though you may want to shave off some cooking time depending on your slow cooker. Beef would work too.

      Yay! I love that soup for lunch throughout the week.

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    Carole — February 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about Mexican dishes and flavours. I do hope you link this one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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    Estin — March 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Tessa. This recipe was awesome! It was the first time I’ve ever used a slow cooker, and it turned out so great. My friends were really impressed. Thanks for sharing it! Also gotta give credit to who brought me here.

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