Slow Cooker Carnitas with Apple Salsa

2015-02-09
  • Yield : 4-6
  • Servings : 4-6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10:00 h
  • Ready In : 10:10 h

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Slow cooker carnitas with apple salsa. Very delicious and easy recipe.Thank you to Denis for the nice picture.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (960 g) boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 cups (500 ml) apple cider
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup (250 g) brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For Apple Salsa:2 large Grammy Smith apples,peeled,cored and cubed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper,deseeded
  • 2 cups (50 g) cubed cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) pomegranate aryls
  • 2 tablespoons torn cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red onion,diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • tortillas,to serve

Method

Step 1

Place pork shoulder in slow cooker.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl,combine apple cider,vinegar,brown sugar,cinnamon,bay leaf and salt. Stir well and pour mixture over the pork. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours.

Step 3

Remove cooked pork shoulder from slow cooker. Place in a bowl and,using a two forks,shred the meat. Toss shredded pork with 1/4 cup cooking liquid from slow cooker. Serve together with apple salsa on the bed of fresh tortillas.

Step 4

For apple salsa: In a mixing bowl,combine all salsa ingredients. Toss well.

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