Dinner (Im)Possible

Much to my husbands' chagrin I have a habit that I cannot seem to break. Most anytime that we have company over for dinner I will decide to try a NEW recipe instead of busting out an old tried n' true one.

So, in honor of having NEW friends over for dinner tomorrow night (No worries Haines Fam!) I have opted to try a new, and seemingly AMAZING recipe from my Friend/Neighbor Bethany. Suffice to say the rest of this post I copied and pasted below. I'll let you know how it goes. I mean, it's a crockpot recipe, so what can go wrong? ;-)

Crockpot Carnitas

2 - 3 lb pork roast
1 can rotel
2 cans El Pato tomato sauce (this is in a bright yellow 8 oz can in the Hispanic section of the grocery store)
1 tsp cumin
dash of garlic salt
1 can chicken broth
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Dump all of the above in a crockpot (this is an exact science, folks). Set it on low and let it cook about 5 hours.
Then add a can of pinto beans.
Cook another hour
Then take roast out and shred it and add it all back to the pot and cook another hour or until you can't stand to smell it another minute without eating it.

This is a build your own taco sort of thing - serve with soft tortillas, cheese, sour cream, rice or whatever topping you want. I made a cilantro lime rice like they have at Chipotle:
Cook rice as directed then add chopped fresh cilantro and 2 caps of lime juice (again, exact science here).
Wish me luck!!

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Bethany said...


Journey the Way said...

I will leave an update as Shaina is without her Mac. The Dinner was amazing. Everything went perfectly together, and the flavors danced on my pallet.


P.S. Shaina, you are the best babe!

Bethany said...

AWESOME!!! Nothing better than a happy husband.