My Pork Tenderloin Carnitas (for slow cooker)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.6
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.0 mg
  • Sodium: 223.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Yummy in your tummy! Yummy in your tummy!
Number of Servings: 8


    Approx. 2 LB pork tenderloin, 1 whole onion, 2 tbsp olive oil, juice from 1 grapefruit, 1 orange and 1 lime, 2 tbsp of salsa and Goya seasoning.


Trim tenderloin and cut into 4 inch long chunks. Season and brown in a skillet over olive oil and 1/4 cup sliced onion. When browned, squeeze citrus juices into a slow cooker, also add salsa. Now insert Tenderloin on top of juices (turn to coat) and chop the remainder of the onion and put on top of tenderloin. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. (Optional, sqeeze another lime over the tenderloin after onions are added)

**NOTE** goes well with 1/2 cup of black or kidney beans, Mission Low carb wheat tortilla and 1/2 of sliced avocado. (light sour cream and salsa optional)

Can be eaten for lunch or dinner

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ROGERSDM.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I made this today for dinner, but made my own seasoning. - 8/4/20

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    Very nice, easy and so tender without being greasy. - 7/19/14

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    Very Good
    delicious - 6/22/12

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    Very Good
    I made this as is, and it was very tasty! My 3-year-old even liked it. Thanks! - 8/3/11

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    This was great. Used rotel to spice it up! - 4/3/11