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Flavorful Fiesta Recipes

Try our homemade guacamole and crispy carnitas

 

Whether you’re celebrating or simply enjoying a delicious dinner, fresh guacamole is the perfect lead-in to your evening. Start your night with this tasty guacamole appetizer. Or, use this as a complement to your main course.

Homemade Guacamole (adapted from simplyscratch.com)

3 avocados, pitted and diced

2 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced

2-3 T red onion, diced

2 T cilantro

1 whole lime, juiced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 t salt

  1. Mash the avocado in a large bowl
  2. Add lime juice and salt; toss
  3. Add remaining elements and toss gently
  4. Refrigerate one hour before serving

 

For a main course, try our slow-cooker carnitas. These can be crisped up on the stovetop after cooking. They can be enjoyed as is, or on tortillas.

Pork Carnitas (Yield 6 servings)

3 pound pork roast

1 T olive oil

1 T salt

½ t pepper

½ T oregano

1 t cumin

1 small onion, sliced thin

2 large cloves garlic, minced

½ cup orange juice

Cilantro and lime for garnish

  1. Rinse the roast and pat dry
  2. Combine and stir oil and spices. Rub over the roast. Place in a slow-cooker with the fat cap facing up.
  3. Place sliced onions and garlic over the roast
  4. Pour orange juice over the roast
  5. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours, or until tender and falling apart
  6. Remove fat cap
  7. Carefully pull apart the roast into bite-size pieces

Garnish with lime and cilantro; for crispier carnitas, cook pork pieces in a skillet over high heat for 1-2 minutes. Top with any desired items (onion, jalapeno, etc.)