For the non-Spanish speaker, carnitas literally means little meats. But if you like to eat Mexican food, you probably know it is pork.
Here's is HB's carnitas recipe that she used in burritos for our most recent batch cooking day. (Go here to see how she rolls the burritos.) It tastes a tiny bit sweet even though there is no sugar in it; the cinnamon fools your taste buds. It is delicious.
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
about four pounds pork chops (locally grown is best!)
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups water
Cook on low in the crock pot until the meat shreds easily.
-Julie for HB