Monday, August 15, 2011

Super Easy Carnitas

When I cook for a crowd, I usually serve Mexican food. Do-it-yourself tacos or burritos are delicious, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare beforehand. Tonight it was carnitas.

The night before your party, put a couple of pork roasts (buy the cheap stuff) in your crockpot and season them with salt, pepper, cumin, onion, garlic, and chili powder. Cook them overnight, then in the morning let them cool and shred the meat.

A few minutes before the par-tay, pour a few tablespoons of oil in a large skillet and fry the carnitas so they get kind of crunchy. Put out tortillas, bowls of avocado, sliced onion, cheese, and salsa along with some beans and Mexican rice (don't forget a pitcher of Margaritas) and let the fiesta begin!


  1. I do this too but I add a jar of salsa to it...super easy I love crock pot meals;)

  2. This sounds like a great recipe for a crowd! I love the DIY part :)

  3. Mm...I love carnitas, and it's true, it's some of the best crowd food. We used to do it all the time in college when we had dinner group with some other apartments down the street. No one went hungry.

  4. Love these easy, make ahead meals. Also love Mexican cuisine, it's a favorite in our family.