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Carnitas Filling

Carnitas Filling

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Mexican shredded pork filling, use it in tacos, tamales, or burritos.

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  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 460 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place pork, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, and tomato in a saucepan. Season with chili powder, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf; add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer until pork is tender, about two hours. Cool and shred. Use in tacos or tamales.
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Reviews

gooberette
84
7/27/2006

This is wonderful!!! My husband and I loved it!! Instead of cooking it on the stove I just threw it in my slow cooker all day and it just fell apart when we were ready for dinner. We just stuck it on some tortillas with cheese and avacados and it tasted wonderul!!!

LaBlu
59
12/15/2007

Loved this recipe! It made a perfect meal folr two. Ib added red crushed peppers and used 2/3 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup lime juice and added enough chicken broth to cover the meat. I also patted the Meat with the seasonings first then seared one side for a minute before adding the veggies and liquids. The quick sear locked the spices onto the meat and gave it a gorgeous brown color when done simmering. I then fried the meat in olive oil and used it in tacos - SO INCREADIBLE!!! Just top the tacos with diced onion and cilantro, then guacamole and lime juice. Oh I also added Adobo seasoning to the list of seasoning and to the shreaded meatv just before frying it. Enjoy!!!

JCBLFTN
39
3/19/2007

Suggestion-I make a similar recipe but after boiling the meat, I shred it into a pan and brown it a bit to get that yummy flavor of a mexican restaurant/taco truck.