Pork Carnitas



3 pounds of pork loin

1 bay leaf

1 1/2 cup of water

2 tbsp of chili powder

2 tsp of cumin

1 tsp of ground coriander

1/2 tsp cloves

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp oregano

small tortillas or larger ones cut in half or quarters

toppings: avocado, tomatoes, peppers, green onion, beans, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, Greek yogurt

1. Mix all of the spices together in a small bowl and spread over the pork loin as a rub.  Place the loin in the slow cooker with the water and the bay leaf.  Cook on low heat for 7-8 hours.  Take out of the slow cooker and shred with two forks.

2. To assemble the carnitas, place the tortillas in the oven and bake for a few minutes so they are hard enough to hold the ingredients.

3. Spread avocado or guacamole on the tortilla (if you choose), top with shredded pork and your choice of vegetable toppings.  Add salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt as well.


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