Seriously one of the best feelings in the world is coming home from a long day to a house filled with the smell of something delicious that has been cooking all day.
2 sour oranges OR 1 navel and lime
3 smashed garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
2lbs pork roast (I used sirloin but you could really use any low price pork)
Salt and pepper
1/2t garlic powder
1/2t onion powder
1/4c olive oil
Juice oranges (and lime if using) into slow cooker, add garlic, bay leaf and water. Use salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin to season the pork on all sides. Drizzle on olive oil, turning the pork to coat. Place the pork in the slow cooker, put on the lid and cook on low for 8-12 hrs or high for 4-6 hours.
I served this with some brown rice that I added black beans to for the last few minutes of cook time and I put that on top of some shredded cabbage with a squeeze of lime.
Since I used a lean cut of meat, there wasn’t really any fat on the surface of the meat juice left over in the pot, so it was the perfect sauce to dump all over the top. Then I used up a roasted beet which was a nice balance of sweetness to the tanginess of the meat.