“This recipe came from a good friend, and it’s been a big hit whenever I’ve served it,” Marian Platt relates from Sequim, Washington. “With rice pilaf and a green salad, a quick meal for company is ready.”
"The aroma that fills the house as this pork dish simmers if fabulous," writes Suzanne Reyes of Tustin, California. "All you need to complete the meal is a green vegetable and maybe a loaf of bread. It's impressive enough for company," she adds.
I use this recipe often when entertaining. I set out all the toppings, and folks have fun assembling their own carnitas. Because I can prepare everything in advance, I get to spend more time with my guests. &dmash;Tracy Byers, Corvallis, Oregon
“This is a wonderful dish. My sister gave me the recipe as a casserole baked in the oven, but I’ve also fixed it in the slow cooker and on the stovetop. Everyone who has tasted it loves it.” Here’s a homey meal that feels Sunday-special. —Elizabeth Johnston, Glendale, Arizona
This juicy roast lends itself to variation, as apricot preserves would also work well. The flavors blend together perfectly to create a subtle hint of Asian flair. — Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
My grandma Edna Mills used to make this every year as part of our Christmas dinner. She's been gone for a few years, but we still carry on the delicious tradition of Grandma's Cajun pork. —Tonya Cline, Greenville, Ohio