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Watermelon Salsa

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas with Watermelon Salsa

  • Cooking Time:

    10 hours
  • Servings:

    6

Ingredients

2 lbs. Pork Shoulder
2 T. Oil
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 T. Oregano
1/2 T. Cumin
Freshly Cracked Pepper, to taste
Coarse Salt, to taste
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 Medium Yellow Onion, Chopped
1/2 Bunch of Cilantro, chopped
1/2 c. Beer or Broth of your choice
Juice of one lime

Watermelon Salsa:
2 c. Cubed Watermelon
1/2 Small White Onion, diced
2 T. Chopped Cilantro
1/2 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped
Juice of one lime
Salt, to taste


Did you know that August 3, 2012 is Nation­al Water­mel­on Day in the US?  Well, you do now!  Water­mel­on is a refresh­ing treat on a hot day and I am see­ing it being used more and more for sal­sa, mar­ti­nis, etc.  So of course, I had to come up with some­thing I could CROCK to cel­e­brate Water­mel­on Day.  I hope you cel­e­brate with these Slow Cook­er Pork Car­ni­tas with Water­mel­on Sal­sa.

  1. Start by mak­ing a rub with the salt, pep­per, oregano, cumin and gar­lic pow­der. Rub the sea­son­ings all over the meat.
  2. Place 2 T. oil in a large skil­let over medi­um-high heat.  Sear all sides of the pork, just enough to brown quick­ly.
  3. Mean­while, place the chopped onion and bay leaf in a 6-Quart Slow Cook­er.
  4. Place the seared pork shoul­der on top of onions. Sprin­kle with the chopped cilantro.
  5. Com­bine beer or broth with lime juice and pour around the pork.
  6. Cov­er. Cook on Low all day. (about 10 hours)
  7. Remove the pork and shred using the meat rake or two large forks. (It will be fall off the bone ten­der!)
  8. Serve with warm tor­tillas.

Option­al Top­ping — Water­mel­on Sal­sa:

  1. Add all ingre­di­ents except salt to a small bowl.
  2. Let ingre­di­ents sit, at room tem­per­a­ture, for 30 min­utes.
  3. Taste sal­sa and add a pinch of salt and addi­tion­al lime juice to taste.
  4. Serve on the side as a top­ping for the pork car­ni­tas.

Serve the car­ni­tas on small tor­tillas and top with water­mel­on sal­sa.  They both also make great sal­ad top­pings.

Hap­py Crock­ing!

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XOXO,

Jenn

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

She innovates recipes daily...

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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