Slow Cooker Carnitas
Surprisingly good! Followed others' recommendations to triple spices except cinnamon and salt. I did go with the listed amount of cinnamon, and while at first the smell worried me that the cinnamon taste would be overpowering, after pulling the meat, the flavors all melded together and I agree with others that the cinnamon definitely added something...
Finished it up in the oven after pulling, at 400 for 10 minutes - definitely helped. Overall, a great recipe. I've made carnitas the hard way in the past, and these were equally good. Also very versatile - while I was doubtful about the claim it would be good with barbecue sauce, I did give it a try with Jack Daniels sauce, on a bun, and that was really good too!
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Jan. 10, 2012