My favorite taco or burrito filling by far has to be carnitas. Slow-cooked pork shoulder simmered with some simple aromatics makes this mouthwatering dish a winner. I love serving this pork dish to my family and friends on game nights, pool parties or picnics. Although any time is a good time to eat carnitas! When you add the orange, make sure to peel slices of zest using a vegetable peeler and then juice the orange. Add the orange peel right in with the pork. This along with the cinnamon stick and bay leaves will make for an amazing flavor. Make enough so everyone can have seconds!
Make this pork carnitas recipe directly in your slow cooker, or combine everything in a large zip-lock bag and store in the freezer for two to three weeks. This dish is so easy to prep; it's as easy as prep and freeze. When you're ready to cook, all you have to do is thaw the contents of the bag and throw it all in your slow cooker! I love serving these as a filling for tacos or burritos, but these carnitas are just as good by themselves. Serve with green onion and cilantro rice for a wonderful complete meal. Yum!