Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crockpot Carnitas

Typically, Carnitas would include pork. However, I like this recipe using beef and grassfed beef is even better, but using a lean pork roast works.

2-4lb. beef/pork roast
4 garlic cloves
1 fresh jalapeno pepper
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 lg. bottle of beer (any variety)
white corn tortillas (without lard)

Insert garlic cloves randomly into roast; place in crockpot with whole pepper and half a bunch of cilantro which has been chopped. Season to taste. Pour in beer. Cook on high 4-6 hours (if I'm going to be out of the house all day, I will use the low setting and cook for 8-10 hours). Remove meat; shred and place back into crockpot.
Serve with warmed/steamed tortillas and top with your choice of toppings. (my girls like theses topped with cheese, tomatoes, onions and I will also top with any homemade salsa I have on hand - like a fresh pineapple salsa...recipe will be posted soon).

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