Stop what you’re doing right now and go buy a big hunk of pork.
Because it’s delicious, it’s economical, you can cook once and eat all week long, it’s extremely versatile, and you can even store extra meat in the freezer for quick grab and go portions. And it’s a great way to ensure you are eating enough protein!
The options for using a big hunk of pork like this are endless. You can make delicious Mexican inspired bowls like me.
Or switch it up with any of these fun options:
This beautiful bowl features my go-to, easiest ever, slow cooker pork carnitas. And I’ve been making this recipe for years.
Rub salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano over pork and place in slow cooker. Add onions, garlic, & jalapeño. Squeeze the orange juice over the pork and throw in the halves. Add lime juice. Cook on low for 8-10 hours until the meat is tender and falls apart easily. Let cool slightly and shred with a fork.
When you’re ready to eat, crisp up the meat up under the broiler or in a hot pan for a few minutes.
I like to serve mine with cauliflower cilantro “rice,” pickled onions, pineapple salsa, jicama, homemade spicy slaw, and an extra lime wedge.
Perfection in a bowl. Plus leftovers for more fun meals the rest of the week. Let me know if you make this dish!