Football Food- A Good Gameday Recipe

If your like me , then you too are always looking for something new and good to cook for game days. I love tacos. Tacos-done slow cooker good -are what’s here to try in this recipe. They sound really good topped off with some salsa, sour cream and I like to add celantro. Try them out this weekend for game day and come back and let us know what you and your team at home think of this recipe. Make a side of rice and some pinto beans and you are set to feed those hungry fans. Add some homemade sopapillas and honey. And you will be a winner with your hungry team-:) Yummy!

Here ya go….

Crazy Good Slow Cooker Carnitas

Recipe material came from “ – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit”

    September 29, 2011

In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage month, I am posting a delicious recipe for carnitas.  Pork shoulder (aka butt) is slowly cooked in citrus juice and spices until it falls apart into tender strands of meat.  This version is made easier with the aid of the slow cooker.  You can place all the ingredients in a pot and forget about.  Eat carnitas in tacos, burritos, or plain with a side of rice and beans.

Slow-Cooked Carnitas
Recipe from Bella Eats
serves 8 (about 32 small tacos)


• (1) 6 pound bone-in pork butt (also called pork shoulder)
• 2 tbsp coarse salt
• 1 tbsp cumin
• 1 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
• 1 tbsp dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 3 bay leaves
• 1 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
• 8 whole cloves garlic, smashed
• 4 chipotle peppers (canned, in adobo sauce)
• 1 can diced tomatoes
• 1 cup orange juice


1. Trim the excess fat from the meat and discard. Place all ingredients in your slow-cooker and set to LOW. Cook for 8 hours. Meat is done when it literally falls off of the bone. When it is cool enough to handle, lift the meat from the juices and place on a large platter or cutting board. Remove the bone and shred the meat to bite-size pieces.

2. Skim the fat from the juices and keep as a medium for re-heating the meat. To reheat, place carnitas in a baking dish and pour juices over top. Cover with foil and re-heat in oven. The juices are also really delicious as a sauce over the carnitas. It will be spicier than the meat itself, so be careful to taste-test.

3. For tacos, serve with small corn tortillas, sour cream, lime, avocado, fresh salsa, and queso fresco.

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