Beer Braised Carnitas

What you need


  • 1 pork shoulder joint, about 4.5 lb
  • mixed dried chillies
  • 1 green chilli, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bulb garlic, left whole and unpeeled
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups beer (your favourite)
  • pineapple salsa, tortillas, guac, crema, to serve



  1. Pop all of the ingredients in the slow-cooker and cook on high for 6 hours. Lift out the joint into a baking dish and fork apart until nicely shredded (leave a few chunks).
  2. Ladle over some of the cooking liquor and place under a grill for 5 minutes to get the top pieces a little crispy.
  3. Serve!!
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