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Recipes Ideal for Those Hot Summer Months

Is the heat getting to you? Do you dread preparing dinner because it makes you sweat to crank up the oven? Try these hot weather recipes next time it is too hot to cook.

Slow-Cooker Carnitas

1 5-6 pound pork butt or pork shoulder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
6-8 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 small can diced tomatoes
Juice of one lime
Corn tortillas
Chopped red onions
Diced jalapenos
Lime wedges

Place the pork, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic, tomatoes, and lime juice in the slow-cooker. Cook on low for eight hours. Remove meat and let cool, then shred the meat. To serve, toss the carnitas meat in a saucepan over medium heat for about three minutes. Serve meat on tortillas topped with salsa, red onions, and jalapenos, with a lime wedge on the side.

Mojito Chicken Sandwiches

1 deli rotisserie chicken, meat removed and sliced
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 slices bread
8 tomato slices
4 lettuce leaves

Combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, mint, jalapeno pepper, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on four slices of bread. Top with slices of chicken, two tomato slices, and lettuce. Top with remaining slices of bread. Serve immediately.

Cook up something delicious tonight with this special recipe provided to you by West Oaks Apartments in San Antonio, Texas and put our expansive kitchens to good use!

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