Update – We just finished dinner, and this is our new Carnita recipe that will stick around in the Gafford household. I’ve posted a pic of the taco that we made, and we are incredibly happy with the results. It has the flavor of deep fried since it’s seared before it’s put into the CrockPot, and it’s at least a tiny bit healthier than deep fried. To quote McDonalds, “Ba Da Da Da Da, I’m lovin it.”
I’m excited about dinner tonight. I’ve always been a big fan of carnitas, but we haven’t tried making them at home until tonight. This is a recipe from Marcela Valladolid of Food Network fame, and I love that it’s more of a “set-it-and-forget-it” recipe. I’m excited to see if this tastes anything like what I usually get in a local Mexican restaurant even though it’s not deep fried for the entirety of the cooking process. Here’s to high hopes! (By the way, if you follow the recipe to the T, there’s still time to make this for dinner tonight…Just sayin.). Happy cooking all!