Reader Kelly Santana, of Winter Springs, Florida, shares a classic Mexican recipe from her mother-in-law.



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  • In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, combine pork, garlic, and 8 cups water and season with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until pork is tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Drain well.

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add pork, orange juice, and milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and pork is browned, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve carnitas in tortillas, with cilantro, onion, avocado, and lime wedges.

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LLBoulder, I've prepared the pork in a slow cooker and works great. It comes out like pulled pork. The kids love this version better. Once the pork is ready, I continue with step 2 of the recipe. Enjoy! Kelly Santana
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Delicious! I made the recipe as is but I am wondering how it would do in the slow cooker on low all day. Any ideas?