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Carnitas Burritos

Author Jacqueline


  • 3 lb boneless butt pork roast
  • 3 tablespoons
  • oil canola, olive or vegetable
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons juniper berries
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth


  • Season pork well on all sides with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Sear pork on all sides. Place in a slow cooker; add bay leaves, thyme, chicken broth and juniper berries. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender and shreds easily, between 6-8 hours, depending on the weight of your roast.