Slow-Cooker Carnitas

Using a slow cooker will create a delicious, authentic dish with very little hands-on time.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Carnitas

1
large sweet onion, sliced
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
boneless pork shoulder (3 lb)
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ red enchilada sauce
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
16
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch)

Toppings, as desired

1/2
cup fresh cilantro leaves
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup sour cream, if desired
  • 1 Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; add onion slices.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over pork shoulder, pressing to coat. Brown pork in oil on all sides; remove from skillet to slow cooker. Pour enchilada sauce on top of pork.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until tender. Remove pork from slow cooker; shred meat with fork. Place shredded pork in large bowl. Add chiles, 2 cups of the sauce from slow cooker and the onions; stir well.
  • 4 Spoon pork mixture onto tortillas. Add toppings. Roll up tortillas.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    530
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    1050mg
    1050%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    40g
    40%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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