Never had carnitas before? You'll be happy to know that they're really just a Mexican version of pulled pork -- and they can be made right in your slow cooker. That's right, a pork shoulder slowly cooks away in a mixture of delicious Mexican spices and a splash of orange juice. When it's done, it gets shredded apart to be enjoyed on its own or wrapped in a soft taco shell.
Add barbecue sauce to the pork once it's done or, if you prefer, leave it out entirely. Carnitas can be eaten either way. Add delicious toppings like guacamole, onion and sour cream. Or leave those out too, letting the flavor of the pork really shine through. Either way, an authentic Mexican meal awaits you!