Thursday, February 24, 2011

David Riber

This is a shout out to my Illinois friend & faithful blog reader, David Riber. Hello friend! Make the recipe below for your lovely wife & you will be her hero. That is if you have time from all your blog reading, ha. Say hi to the fam for me :)

Pork Carnitas Tacos (in the crock pot)

2 lb boneless pork loin
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 chipotle chile in adobo, chopped, plus 2 Tbsp adobo sauce (I like it a little spicy so I added 2 chipotle, you can add more if you want) These come canned in the Mexican section.
2 (15 oz) cans cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 cup chopped cilantro
red onion, sliced thin
lime wedges

1. Trim excess fat from pork & cut roast in half crosswise, Combine remaining ingredients, except for garnishes, in a 6-qt slow cooker & add pork on top; cover & cook for 5 hrs on high or 8 hrs on low.

2. Shred the pork with two forks, and add back into crock pot. Serve in corn tortillas and top with cilantro, red onion & a squeeze of lime. We also had some shredded lettuce & topped them with that, but it's optional.

Serves 8 to 10.

This is a very declicious & low fat meal as a bonus. 265 calories, 9 grams total fat.

Enjoy :)