Happy Monday (almost Tuesday)!! How was your weekend? Was it packed full of fun, or relaxing? Well I had nothing short of a crazy busy & super fun one with my niece and nephew. It started with a soccer game and ended with several dance parties and cookies, with a ton of fun in the middle.
As much fun as we had it is time to get back to reality and to start thinking about the week ahead. I have a busy one planned but one thing for sure is that there will Taco Tuesday and these Crispy Carnitas are perfect dinner treat!
Slow Cooker Time
I am a big, big fan of my slow cooker anytime of the year but there is something so right about using one in the fall and winter. I love walking inside on a brisk day and the house is filled with the smell of something yummy in the slow cooker. It puts a smile on my face immediately and makes me so happy.
One of my favorite slow cooker meals is this beef stroganoff, but one of my new favorite recipes are these pork carnitas. They are loaded with tons of flavor and can be used in so many ways, but for me Tacos is the obvious way to go.
Just a little extra crisp…
To make these carnitas extra special yummy after I shred them I throw them on a sheet pan and under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp them up a bit. This extra step gives them a little extra flavor and texture that, in my opinion, makes these some of the best carnitas EVER!
If you don’t want to broil them, no worries they are still delicious.
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It is all about the options
Now I love these as tacos but you could also use them in enchiladas. You could also use them on nachos, in taquitos or on a pizza…yes a pizza.
Whatever you do make sure you have fun with it. I had a ton of options for toppings so everyone could make their perfect taco. My favorite topping though was the Roasted Salsa Verde…trust me you need to make this ASAP. I keep in my fridge all the time now. IT IS SO GOOD!
Here hoping Taco Tuesday is something to remember!!