Wellness Wednesday–Pork Carnitas


Here is a great recipe from Coach April!

Pork Carnitas
-2-3lb pork shoulder roast
-2-3lb pork sirloin roast
-Chicken broth or water
-Large Crockpot

Put both roasts in the crockpot, pour enough water or broth so it comes up halfway on the roasts. Season generously with your favorite Mexican seasonings (salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, red pepper, oregano, etc) I haven’t tried it with taco packet, but I bet that would work too.

Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Shred the meat to mix up the shoulder and sirloin roast together. If you want you can pour in a container of green salsa and/or green chilis and switch the crockpot to “warm” for another hour if that’s your style.

I like to eat it with rice, and add tomatoes, onions, avocado and lots of green salsa like a burrito bowl from Chipotle. You can also eat it with eggs in the morning for breakfast!

Mixing the pork sirloin and shoulder keeps the fat content a little lower but keeps the meat from drying out. Super simple and packs a ton of protein into your week.

Most of the time I put it together before bed and wake up to a wonderful smelling house of meat goodness. Enjoy!