Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas

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Erin Parker 14

"Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns."

Ingredients

10 h 10 m servings 223 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 474 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix together salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, 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. Pour the chicken broth around the sides of the pork, being careful not to rinse off the spice mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on Low until the pork shreds easily with a fork, about 10 hours. Turn the meat after it has cooked for 5 hours. When the pork is tender, remove from slow cooker, and shred with two forks. Use cooking liquid as needed to moisten the meat.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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As the aroma of this wafted through the house I just knew we were in for something good and boy, were we! I doubled the amount of spices but left out the cinnamon, and used 4 big cloves of mince...

GREAT!! The recipe is very similar to the one that one was given to me. I add several sprigs of fresh cilantro to the broth in which the pork is simmering. Also at the end, break apart the pork ...

This was absolutely DELICIOUS! After reading some of the reviews, I tripled the spice mix and added chilli powder for heat- I also had a bigger pork roast than was specified. It is virtually no ...