Slow Cooker Hatch Chile Carnitas #HatchChile

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This Carnitas Recipe is sponsored by Gigasavvy. However, all opinions are my very own.

I love summer for so many reasons. I think one of my favorite reasons is all of the fresh produce that is abundant during this season. It’s Hatch Chile season and I want to incorporate them into every single one of my dinners. They are absolutely delicious!

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They’re definitely in season and can be found at your local Northgate Market until the end of the month. Northgate Market will be hosting roasting events every weekend in August at select stores. I used my roasted chiles to make a super easy and delicious slow cooked carnitas. They’re so easy to make!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 pound boneless shoulder pork roast
  • 1 pound of roasted hatch chiles (I roasted mine over the stove top)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cunim
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

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Mix together salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano,  and cinnamon in a bowl. Coat pork with the spice mixture. Place the bay leaves in the bottom of a slow cooker and place the pork on top.  Cut the chiles in small slices after roasting. Place evenly among the pot. Pour the chicken broth around the sides of the pork, being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.

Cover and cook on low for 10 hours. Turn over after 5 hours. Remove from crockpot and shred. Serve with warm tortillas and salsa. Mmmmm good!

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Here is a list of the roasting events at Northgate Markets in the area.

Saturday

  • Anaheim #16: 929 S Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • Chula Vista #27: 1058 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • La Puente #6: 831 N Hacienda Blvd, La Puente, CA 91744
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
  • Pico Rivera #4: 9101 E Telegraph Rd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

August 21

Sunday

  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • Culver City #41: 4700 Inglewood Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
  • Los Angeles #37: 425 S. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
  • San Diego #36: 5403 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105

August 27

Saturday

  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • El Monte #20: 3828 N Peck Rd, El Monte, CA 91732
  • Hawthorne #25: 3930 W Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
  • Los Angeles #38: 944 E. Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA

August 28

Sunday

  • Anaheim #40: 2030 E. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • Norwalk #24: 11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA
  • Long Beach #39: 4700 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807
  • Long Beach #42: 2038 E 10th St, Long Beach, CA 90804
  • Santa Ana #18: 770 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704

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Ice Cream Month featuring Real California Milk

The kiddos might be going back to school soon, but until then, it’s still National Ice Cream Month! When the weather gets this hot, is there really anything better than ice cream? My Did you know that California is the country’s leading producer of milk, ice cream, butter, nonfat dry milk and whey protein concentrate? Our dairy cows are busy women and contribute greatly to the country’s milk supply.

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Here’s a simple recipe for ice cream sandwiches featuring Real California Milk:

Ingredients

  • 1 or more scoops of your favorite ice cream
  • 2 extra-large cookies of your choice
  • Sprinkles (optional)

    photo by Stefano Faita

    photo by Stefano Faita

Directions

  1. Scoop the ice cream onto the center of one cookie. (Depending on the size of the cookie, you may need two scoops.)
  2. Place the second cookie on top. (For the best-looking sandwich, put the topside of each cookie facing out.) Gently press the top cookie down to create a solid connection between ice cream and cookies. If you like, use the knife to clean up the edges of the ice cream. You can also roll the edges in sprinkles. Take a bite of the sweetest sandwich in this book!

Want to learn more about the Real California Milk seal and California Dairy? Visit the RealCaliforniaMilk.com

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There are a number of ways to enjoy ice cream featuring the Real California Milk seal – from milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches to plain, good ole ice cream! For recipe ideas, visit the Real California Milk website at realcaliforniamilk.com/our-food or the ‘Real California Recipes’ online cookbook.

 

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

While on the move, eat Honey Maid GoBites #ThisIsWholesome #Paid

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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We are a busy family with one kids busy with baseball three times a week and another with running club and soccer practice. We seems to only slow down on Sundays and even that day usually ends up pretty busy for us.  While fast food can often seem like the easiest option, it is far better for everyone when we can prepare ahead of time and pack some good snacks.  Honey Maid Go Bites feature 5 grams of protein per serving, which means they are a better source of energy than your typical sugar filled treat.  These are fantastic to pack into baggies and take along all of your Spring Break activities in these coming weeks!

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With vanilla and chocolate flavor, these snacks will please even the pickiest snackers.

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These little snacks provide the protein and 7 grams of whole grains with a delicious taste that helps fuel our on-the-go family. We have seen them available at Vons, Albertsons and even Walmart.  Your location grocery is sure to stock them as well near the the Honey Maid graham crackers.  I’m not exaggerating when I say my kiddos really enjoy these Go Bites. My daughter prefers the vanilla flavor and my son would have eaten the entire box of chocolate flavor if I had not made him save some for later!