Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
Carnitas are a labor of love, which is why you usually only see them at your favorite taqueria and not on weeknight dinner menus. Well, that’s about to change. We've taken everything you love about this Mexican dish—succulent pork with crispy bits here and there, a garlic citrus marinade—and transferred it to the slow cooker for ultimate ease and maximum flavor. We also added chipotle chiles for a smoky edge. Any fat will insulate the meat as it cooks; simply skim off and discard when it comes time to shred the meat. Fill charred corn tortillas and top with your favorite toppings.