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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 517.1
  • Total Fat: 38.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 142.0 mg
  • Sodium: 107.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 35.7 g

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Crockpot Carnitas

Submitted by: LADYIRIS313

Introduction

This is SO flavorful and easy, and it is a much lighter form of port carnitas than the regular method of frying the pork in lard before cooking. I think its is very tasty with a green salad and black beans. Put it on before work, and you'll have a great meal when you get home This is SO flavorful and easy, and it is a much lighter form of port carnitas than the regular method of frying the pork in lard before cooking. I think its is very tasty with a green salad and black beans. Put it on before work, and you'll have a great meal when you get home
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    4 lb pork sirloin roast (or boneless shoulder roast)
    1 medium raw yellow onion
    3 cloves garlic
    1 bottle Mexican Lager (or other beer you like)
    1 tbl. oregano
    Juice of 1 lime (& chopped zest)
    Juice of 1 large orange (& chopped zest)

Directions

Place roast in a medium hot deep skillet and brown each side (approx 5 minutes each side)
Dice onion, and chop garlic
Removed roast and place it in a large crockpot. Drain all but a thin film of grease from the skillet.
Put onions and garlic into warm skillet, and saute until soft (2 minutes)
Pour beer into the Onion mixture, and deglaze pan. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Pour this liquid over the pork roast in the crockpot.
Remove the zest from 1 line and 1 orange, chop and sprinkle over the roast. Squeeze the juice of both fruits over the roasts.
Sprinkle 1 tbl. oregano flakes over the pork roast.

Cook in crockpot on high for 5 hours, or low for 10 hours. Serve meat with a bit of the juice in the pot YUM!

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYIRIS313.






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