Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mmmm... Mexican food....

I'm pretty used to actually getting groans when I serve Mexican food for dinner. I love Mexican food and can eat it everyday. The hubby, not so much. And up until recently, he used to eat Taco Bell (even though that is a stretch for actual "Mexican" food) for lunch a lot. And somehow always on days where I was doing Mexican food for dinner. Even when I'd tell him not to.

I recently ran across this recipe for Pork Carnitas, and wanted to give it a whirl. I mean, OJ plus milk?? How odd is that??

I opted to throw the beef cubes in the crockpot.....

Yeah. That is a lot of pork in there. This time of year, it's hard to find a small pork roast.

Cooked that off, drained off the liquid, and stuck the pork into the fridge to be cooked the next day.

Pork, OJ and Milk...

I thought it was going to cook down the liquid and leave some mildly sweet liquid that would help brown the pork. Um, the cubes all fell apart, it took FOREVER for the liquid to cook down, and it really didn't add much flavor.

But with some pickled onions and fixings, it made for some tasty tacos.

Sometimes, even non-fantastic Mexican food is pretty darned good.

1 comment:

BustyRedHead said...

benefit of home cooked mexican food... NO strolling mariachi.