Pork Carnitas (Mexican Slow Cooker Pulled Pork)
Pork Carnitas (Mexican Slow Cooker Pulled Pork)
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 6 hr
  • total: 6 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    Pan frying to get the golden brown crunchy bits is not optional! Broiling/grilling will not produce the same results as it dries it out and defeats the purpose of wonderfully moist slow cooked pork. My other "must do" step is to pour the juices in the slow cooker over the pulled pork - this adds so much flavour and makes it even juicier! This makes a lot of pulled pork - enough for 10 to 12 servings. Use the pork for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas - the possibilities are endless!

    Ingredients

    • 5 lb / 2.5 kg pork shoulder, skinless, bone-in (4lb/2kg without bone)
    • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
    • 1 jalapeno, seeded and ribs removed, chopped
    • 2 tbsp salt
    • 1 tsp black pepper
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 oranges, juice only
    • 1 tbsp dried oregano
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1126 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 78 g 120.32%
    • Saturated Fat: 29 g 143.89%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 347 mg 115.68%
    • Sodium: 278 mg 11.59%
    • Calcium: 126 mg 12.57%
    • Potassium: 1442 mg 41.19%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 34.23%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 6 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.36%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 93 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 7 g
    • Vitamin A 3.74%
    • Vitamin C 48.76%
    • Vitamin D 53.99%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat13
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total14 oz-eq

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