Cerveza Soaked Carnitas

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

After a day of fun in the sun, I love to enjoy these cerveza soaked carnitas! Before heading to the beach or out on the boat, I do a quick prep and place all of the ingredients into the crockpot on low to cook all day.

If you have kids, you know it can be exhausting being out and about all day. This is the perfect meal for those long sunny days. The slow cooker allows you to be free to enjoy the sunshine, family, and friends for hours without worrying about supper. It is muy bueno to walk through your front door and be taken over by the sweet and spicy aroma of this dish.

Cerveza Soaked Carnitas

You'll Need:

    - 1 (5 to 6 pound) pork shoulder - 2 tablespoons of bacon grease - 1 grapefruit, juiced - 1 orange, juiced - 3 limes, juiced - 4 garlic cloves, cut in half - 1 white onion, sliced - 1 jalapeno, cut in half - 1 bottled beer

How To:

    1. In a crock pot, place the sliced onions, garlic and jalapenos in the bottom of the pot. 1. In a small bowl, mix together the dry rub ingredients. Pat the dry rub all over the pork. 1. Heat two tablespoons of bacon grease in a cast iron skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat. Carefully place the pork in the skillet and sear 1-2 minutes on all sides. 1. Remove pork from pan and add to the slow cooker. Pour the citrus juices and the bottle of beer over the pork. Set crock pot on high for 4 to 5 hours or for 8 to 9 hours on low. 1. Preheat oven broiler to high heat. 1.Once the meat is tender, remove form the crockpot. Separate and discard the fat and bone. Pull the meat apart and place on a baking sheet. Broil for 5 minutes or until the meat has crisped. 1. Serve with warm corn tortillas, freshly chopped avocado, pico de gallo, cotija cheese (or feta), sliced limes, and sliced jalapenos. Enjoy!

For the Spice Rub:

    - 2 teaspoons of cumin - 1 tablespoon of chili powder - 2 teaspoons of oregano - 1 teaspoon of cinnamon - 1/2 teaspoon on cayenne - 1 tablespoon of salt - Freshly cracked pepper

    "You know I love a meal that transports you somewhere.  These carnitas take me to paradise every time!" ~Carrie