Slow Cooker Roasted Pork Tenderloin Carnitas

Slow Cooker Roasted Pork Tenderloin Carnitas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 459.4
  • Total Fat: 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 94.8 mg
  • Sodium: 637.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 39.3 g

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A great slow cooker week-night dinner. A great slow cooker week-night dinner.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 lb. pork tender loin, trimmed
    2/3 c. salsa
    juice of 1 lime
    juice of 1 orange
    juice of 1/4 grapefruit
    1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    8 6-inch tortillas, warmed
    1/4 c. sour cream


Brown pork on all sides over medium high heat. Add salsa and citrus juices to small crock pot. Place pork on top, turning to coat. Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours, till pork is easily shredded. Shred pork with 2 forks, then stir in beans. Spoon into tortillas and top with 1/2 T. sour cream.

Serves 4 as a main dish (2 carnitas per serving).

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAMIENDUCKS.


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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I wasn't as excited as everyone else about these. Hubby thought that they were pretty good. Not sure that they will be on the menu that often. Needed a bit more flavor or something... - 2/2/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Instead of serving in a tortilla, I served over rice which wasn't bad. Used black beans instead of kidney and left out sour cream. Added in some hot banana peppers. Overall tasty but would taste better in a tortilla than over rice. - 1/26/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I used equal parts lime & lemon juice, 1 tsp dried red pepper flqakes, 1/2 c fresh chopped red pepper, & a little sprinkle of the jalapeno pickled peppers for a spicy version. My husband got hungry & ate some before I shredded & added the beans. He loved the flavor! - 7/7/10

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  • Really tasty! Instead of adding kidney beans, I served black beans and rice on the side. - 11/8/11

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  • My husband was more impressed with this recipe than I was last time I made it. He really liked it and has requested it again tomorrow. For me, it was just ok - i'm not sure about the salsa/citrus fruit base. Needed some more reasoning I think - 6/2/11

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  • Oh wow! These were amazing! Left out the beans and added some salsa verde to the tortilla. So tender and juicy and full of flavor. These were so good, it is very easy to eat too much. Definitely will be making this meal again. Thanks! - 1/20/11

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  • Was very good, could use a little more spice for my taste, so next time, may add some cumin and cilantro. Also, used a Green Enchilada sauce as well for some kick. - 12/25/09

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  • It was ok. I added some of my own seasoning before browning. Next time I will leave out the salsa or use a different salsa. When it mixed with the citrus, it just made a weird taste. Overall it was pretty good. - 11/14/09

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  • This was delicious. I used the multi-grain tortillas. I will be making this again. - 1/26/09

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  • OMG these we're so good I didn't use the sour cream but I used home made salsa & guacamole. And the small Carnita tortillas. - 1/3/09

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  • Easy peasy to make. My picky husband loved it. I've got the second batch in a month in the crockpot right now! - 12/21/08

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  • This was amazing!! The whole family loved it, this will definitely be a repeat at our house. - 11/6/08

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  • Me and Hubby really liked this one. We used Whole Grain Tortillias and Reduced Fat Cheese rather then Sour Cream. This is something we shall deffinatly be making again. - 3/30/08

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  • This is so yummy!! I added a little extra grapefruit juice and an extra can of beans just to make it go farther. I also bought whole wheat tortillas to make it a bit healthier! Its was so easy to make, and I love the crock pot! It's the best for busy ppl who dont have alot of time at night! - 3/10/08

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  • This is one of the best dinners ever. So easy and yet so good. I made it for my parents and they loved it. I added cabbage to the tortillas also which turned out really good. I think everyone should try this. - 3/6/08

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