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Carnitas

Normally I make shredded chicken enchiladas, BUT I bought some pork and didn’t feel like having bbq pulled pork so I decided this would be a nice change. You can serve this a few different ways by shredding it and throwing it into tacos or a burrito or even on its own just as an entree with rice and beans on the side. As for me I’m making this into enchiladas cause they are my fav!

Pork Carnitas

3 whole garlic cloves
1 can condensed milk
1 can cola
Water to fill if necessary
Pork shoulder cut into parts with bone
2 cinnamon sticks
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1 t cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

Optional
Instead of cola – Dr Pepper, or Ginger Ale
1 onion
1/2 bell peppers
1 chile pepper (optional, Anaheim or poblano)

Sear pork in a hot skillet
Layer in pork and all veg into the crock pot
Sprinkle in cumin and add cinnamon sticks
Pour condensed milk and cola on top
Fill to top with water

Let cook for 8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high
In a pot or in the oven for 3-4 hours keeping an eye on it.

To make enchiladas put a small amount of pork into a tortilla with some cheese, roll up and place in a casserole dish seam side down.

for a sauce you can either use a canned sauce or make your own with a can of diced tomatoes, some hot sauce, sauteed onion, and jalapeno. cook until flavors combined and spoon over filled tortillas, sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350 until cheese is bubbly!

serve with rice and beans if desired! YUM

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