Whole 30 Recipes: Carnitas and Guac

 

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This crock pot meal was a go-to for me! Whether it was with pork or chicken, it was easy to throw in the pot in the morning before work.  All I had to do when I got home was shred the meat and make the guacamole-easy peasy! (Side note: I kinda became obsessed with okra on this diet. I’ve always loved okra but for some reason, I craved it constantly during Whole 30! I always chopped it and threw it in the pan with some avocado oil.)

Ingredients:
Carnitas:
2 lb. pork shoulder (I chose bone-in with fat for extra flavor)
1 package taco seasoning (make your own w/ ground chili peppers, salt, onion)
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 garlic cloves; minced
1 ½ C water
1 tsp. oil of your choice (I recommend avocado oil)

Guac:
1 Avocado
1/3 C Pico de Gallo (equal parts diced onion, tomato, green pepper & jalapeno)
½ Lime
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper

Directions:
Brown your pork shoulder in oil on all sides before putting it in the crockpot. Put all ingredients in crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Once thoroughly cooked, take a fork and pull apart the meat. Take out and throw away any bones and/or fat.

I like to mix the pork and guac together, and maybe throw them on some homemade sweet potato fries, but feel free to eat it however you like!

Photo below with chicken…and yes…okra :)

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