Super easy Crock pot Burrito Bowl - tender, slow-cooked carnitas begging to make the best tacos or burrito bowls. Made with lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo, and cabbage, etc. A winning meal prep brunch/dinner recipe.
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours30minutes
Carnitas (you can find my OTHER RECIPE HERE)
5-6poundspork shoulder roastor butt
1 1/2tsponion powder
2tspchipotle chili powder
112 ounce mexican beer
1large or 2 small chipotle chiles in adobominced
For the Lime Rice:
2tbspchopped fresh cilantro
46-8 inch whole wheat tortillas
a pinch of salt
Pico De Gallo:
2cupstom tom or cherry tomatoeschopped
1/2medium sweet onionfinely chopped
1jalapenoribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
1avocadohalved, pitted, peeled and cut into small cubes
3tbspchopped fresh cilantro
Combine dry seasonings: (salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, onion powder, chipotle chili powder, oregano, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder) together in a bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Rub the pork all over with a about 1/3 of the dry seasonings. Once hot, add pork and sear on all sides until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side). Add pork to the crockpot and sprinkle with remaining seasonings all over.
Pour in beer, orange juice, lime juice and chipotle chilies, then cook on low for 10-12 hours. Check once or twice if possible.
Before serving, use forks or kitchen tongs to shred pork in the crock pot. Mix to combine with the remaining liquid in the crockpot.
Keep warm until ready to use.
For the Tortilla Bowl:
Pre-heat the oven 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients for the Tortilla bowl and rub the seasoning in the one side. Arrange the tortilla in an upside down bowl (you can tie them up using the butchers twine to hold the mold.)
Place in the oven and bake for 7 minutes or until the Tortillas turn crispy. Set aside.
For the Lime Rice:
Just mix all the ingredients and set aside.
Pica De Gallo:
Just mix all the ingredients and serve as a garnish when arranging the carnitas over the Lime rice.