November 29, 2012

Crock Pot Beef (or Pork) Carnitas

Spice up your life with this no-fuss, tasty crock-pot recipe!  It is great served with some Jicama Slaw (check back in a few days for the recipe) or black beans and rice.  Enjoy!

1 1/2  -2  lbs flank steak (a pork loin works great too and is less $$)
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 bell peppers (any color), cut into strips
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

spice rub
3 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Mix together all spices in a small bowl. Rub the spices all over your flank steak - all of the spice mixture (no kidding around here)! Then, place your steak at the bottom of your crock pot.

Cover the steak with the chopped onions, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. Turn the crock-pot on LOW and cook for 8 hours.

After 8 hours, shred the meat in the crock pot (two forks work great). It should be incredibly easy to shred. Keep the meat in the crock-pot until ready to serve - it will reabsorb some of the juices (and spices).

Serve in corn or flour tortillas with any or all of the following: cilantro, salsa, cheese, black beans, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and/or diced avocado. 

Serves 6-8.
Time: 15 minutes active; 8 1/4 hours total

Slightly adapted from:

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