Going through all the stress of moving, we were carried through by the unselfish dedication we got from our friends who took the time to help us pack our stuff into boxes and eventually loading them into a huge trailer for hauling. Set aside. These Crockpot carnitas are made in the slow cooker for a super easy paleo or Whole30 dinner. The brown rice might seem like a boring choice on paper, but this one is loaded with a lovely cilantro lime flavor. 2 teaspoons freshly ground black Pepper or to taste, *Cook the Boston Butt  as is (the entire roast left whole) or chop into smaller pieces for easy shredding later. If this were a lower-quality tortilla, we might be a little bummed out, but this one tastes pretty good. Perfect for any gathering! To remove images for easy printing, simply click on each photo. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'freezermealfrenzy_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_0',114,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'freezermealfrenzy_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_1',114,'0','1']));Unfortunately, there’s just not enough pepper jack cheese for us to even really comment on it. You may think, it’s crazy for me to cook while we were in the midst of a big move. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or 5 hours on high (length of time depends on your slow cooker). While we are excited to start a new chapter in our life as a family, it is truly sad to leave behind a place that was truly our first home after we got married. If you like what you see and would like to receive new recipe updates, we’d love you to subscribe to our posts or join our site. Shred the meat. In a perfect world, this would have more cheese and fewer calories, but in the reality we occupy, this thing ain’t half bad. 3 Bay leaves Hi! I grew up in Connecticut (farther north of New Haven) but know that there is a lot to do in the New Haven area – plus you are now so close to New York City! Use a big batch of slow-cooker carnitas for tacos, nachos, or burritos. The Trader Joe’s Carnitas with Salsa Verde Burrito, for example, is not a frozen burrito; this one can be found in the refrigerated section. We actually prefer our black beans to be soft, so we really enjoyed this. Today, we’re going back to the fridge to indulge once again. That ensures that every bite is citrusy and fresh-tasting, and this is a great combination for the juiciness of the pork. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours. We actually don’t see this as a problem, as the shell is not bad. The pork is quite good. It received good reviews and was enjoyed by those who tried the recipe. Thanks and happy browsing! Of course, the package calls this a “spicy” pork, and we heartily disagree. Serve with either soft or crunchy tacos with some salsa, chopped cilantro, cheese or sour cream on the side! 12 hours ago, by Alessia Santoro I love Chipotle and making burrito rice bowls. Spoon some of the cooking liquid and the juice of 1/2 a lime over the carnitas. In fact, burritos were the initial inspiration behind Freezer Meal Frenzy. We’ll go back to reviewing actual frozen food tomorrow, we promise! It’s stringy and rich with flavor, making it a joy to eat. We really appreciate that. Procedure. sweet and sad that made our stay in Holland truly memorable. For this post, I won’t dwell on this so much as I will make another one – pure reflections on the 10 years we had in Michigan. Place the pork roast on top and add the rest of the ingredients. Mexican Carnitas are so easy to make in your slow cooker.Use this yummy pork in everything from rice bowls (burrito bowls) to tacos, to hearty salads. Sometimes, black beans inside frozen burritos can get dried out and crunchy on the outside, but these ones are soft all the way through. 16 hours ago, by Tori Crowther 6-7 lbs Pork Shoulder Blade Roast (Boston Butt)*  2 teaspoons dried Oregano This is now a favorite for all our future gatherings with family and friends. I hope Connecticut is still treating you well! It comes out just fine if you use the microwave, though the tortilla would definitely be crispier if you opted for the oven. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and … After spraying your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray, rub the pork sirloin roast with the taco seasoning. Oh, how we love Chipotle and the carnitas is my favorite! For Carnitas (Slow Cooker): Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours until the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender. In a perfect world, this would have more cheese and fewer calories, but in the reality we occupy, this thing ain’t half bad. Your email address will not be published. Thanks and happy browsing! Thank you! It’s possible that oven cooking might change this, however, though we can’t really comment on that since we didn’t use the oven for this (as we mentioned earlier). We’re sure it’s inside there somewhere, we just didn’t really notice it. 4 whole Cloves Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. But when you look closer, you’ll realize that you’ll need to double that, because the 270 number is for half a burrito only. 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic powder I hope you enjoy this and thank you so much for stopping by. The key is using a salsa you would eat with tortilla chips because it will make your Carnitas extra delicious. Pour the coconut milk and cornstarch slurry into the slow cooker, and stir to combine with the vegetables and cooking liquid. I use the Trader Joe’s brand but feel free to use your favorite. Please select the topics you're interested in: Would you like to turn on POPSUGAR desktop notifications to get breaking news ASAP? Great recipe, Abby. AND I actually have a pork butt that I didn't freeze from the market a few days ago which needs to be used or frozen. This week we relocated to New Haven, Connecticut, and left Holland, Michigan, our home for 10 wonderful years. Take care! Serve with cole slaw, tortillas or with caulirice. *Choose the heat level you prefer. Our dishes reflect my family's multi-cultural background and our many travels abroad. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or 5 hours on high (length of time depends on your slow cooker). Congratulations on your move! 10 hours ago, by Chanel Vargas Make Chrissy Teigen's Delicious Orange Chicken, 17 Holiday Cocktail Recipes From TikTok That'll Make You Feel Merry, Bright, and Buzzed, 8 Holiday Jell-O Shot Recipes That'll Get You Lit Like a Christmas Tree, Kamala Harris's Family-Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe Only Requires 5 Steps, This Grilled Cheese Is So Amazing, and All the Ingredients Can Be Found at Trader Joe's. It’s hard to tell from the image below, but this burrito has a lot of shell to it. Now I am planning! I am glad they all totally enjoyed it. 11 hours ago, by Mekishana Pierre The Trader Joe’s Carnitas with Salsa Verde Burrito is a great-tasting burrito that can be found in the refrigerator at Trader Joe’s. This particular post is more like our regular foodie post though I write this in honor of our church family and friends from Harbor Church who came over to help us move. Your email address will not be published. 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I'm Abby, a lawyer turned stay-at-home mom, sharing with you our tried and tested home-style dishes from the Philippines, Asia and around the world. That’s kind of a lot. Turn the slow cooker heat to high, cover, and let cook 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly. Proof that this recipe is amazing – Taste of Home actually featured and published this in their magazine and also posted this online. Let’s break down each component.