Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 278.6
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 88.4 mg
  • Sodium: 127.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 35.5 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of fat
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 (12oz) can light beer
    1/2 cup Trop50 orange juice
    1 (14.5oz) can no salt added diced tomatoes
    2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
    1 lime, juiced
    1 tsp coriander
    1 tsp cumin
    Salt & pepper, to taste
    1 tsp olive oil


1. Place pork and onion in the slow cooker and pour beer and orange juice over the top.

2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours.

3. Remove pork and set aside. Once cool enough to handle, shred using two forks.

3. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the diced tomatoes, chipotle peppers, lime juice, coriander, cumin and additional salt & pepper and pulse until well blended.

4. In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork and cook 3 - 4 minutes to crisp and warm. Add sauce to taste and continue cooking until heated through. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JSKASICK.

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