Tastes even better than it looks! I know my blog has been a lot more "or something" than sewing lately. I hope to get back to more sewing soon, but for now here's a really yummy recipe I made this evening!
Crockpot Pork Carnitas
2-3 lb pork tenderloin roast (trim off the fat, it should be pretty lean though)
1 can salsa verde sauce (I found Hernandez brand at the grocery store)
1 can diced green chilis
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1 can of rotel (I used mild for the kids, but mexican would be good)
1/2 the juice of a lime
1/4 tsp of cumin
1/4 tsp of salt
1/8 tsp of chili powder
Rub tenderloin with seasonings. Place in crockpot and put the rest of the ingredients on top. Simmer 8-9 hrs on low until pork is shredded.
When done, I scrape off most of the sauce and put the tenderloin in its own bowl and shred it.
I scoop out the sauce from the crockpot and put in a separate bowl since only my husband and I add that to our tacos.
To add as toppings to our tacos I use cilantro, cheese, sour cream and salsa. I also made Cilantro Lime Rice, which I will tell you the recipe for below.
I like corn tortillas but the rest of the family uses flour.
Cilantro Lime Rice
I have looked all over the internet for recipes similar to Chipotle's because I love their Cilantro Lime Rice. The one I ended up with is from Skinny and it's pretty dang close! I loved it!
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1/2 lime, juice of
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
- 3 tsp vegetable oil
In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.
Overall a DELICIOUS MEAL!! Hope you enjoy!