Slow Cooker Carnitas from Old El Paso®

Slow Cooker Carnitas from Old El Paso®

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"Using a slow cooker will create a delicious, authentic dish with very little hands-on time."

Ingredients 4 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 554 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 33.5 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 26.9 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1075 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; add onion slices.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over pork shoulder, pressing to coat. Brown pork in oil on all sides; remove from skillet to slow cooker. Pour enchilada sauce on top of pork.
  3. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until tender. Remove pork from slow cooker; shred meat with fork. Place shredded pork in large bowl. Add chiles, 2 cups of the sauce from slow cooker and the onions; stir well.
  4. Spoon pork mixture onto tortillas. Add toppings. Roll up tortillas.
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Footnotes

  • Any leftover carnitas filling is just as delicious the next day on tacos, in enchiladas, or even on pasta!
  • Play around with different topping to create your favorite carnita!
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GRAYCE
1/12/2013

Used a 2 lb pork butt. Cut into 1/2 in. slices. Browned meat added onions for a minute or 2. Put in my electric pressure cooker. Added remaining ingredients. Cooked 45 minutes. Removed from PC Spooned into tortillas. Rolled up. Placed in baking dish. Sprinkled with cheese. Put in 350 degree oven til cheese melts or you could also put under broiler. In a hurry? Warm tacos & just put in a bowl & let everyone make their own tacos.

momofttjj
11/17/2012

This was excellent! The only thing I did different was add the green chiles in the crock pot a couple of hours before the pork was done cooking. Great taste!

n2music
12/16/2012

Terrific! Very easy & tasty. Only change I would make for next time would be to use hot Enchilada sauce instead of medium. We tend to like things a little spicier around here!