Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas Nachos

Slow cooked pork served on tortilla chips for wonderful nachos – perfect for Mexican dinner.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 6 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Nachos

1
medium onion, sliced
2
tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can) or 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded, sliced
1/4
cup water
1
boneless pork butt or shoulder (2 to 3 lb)
4
cloves garlic, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2
cup water
Tortilla chips

Toppings, if desired

Sliced jalapeño chiles
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Green tomatillo salsa
Refrigerated fresh salsa

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Steps

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix onion, chipotle chiles and 1/4 cup water. Using sharp knife, cut slits all over pork; insert garlic into slits. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  • 2 In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook about 8 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Place pork in slow cooker. Pour 1/2 cup water into Dutch oven. Reduce heat to low; stir with wooden spoon, scraping pan to loosen brown particles. Pour liquid into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 6 hours.
  • 4 Remove pork from slow cooker to cutting board; cool 10 minutes. Shred pork, using 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker; mix well. Serve pork over tortilla chips with desired toppings.
  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix onion, chipotle chiles and 1/4 cup water. Using sharp knife, cut slits all over pork; insert garlic into slits. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  • 2 In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook about 8 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Place pork in slow cooker. Pour 1/2 cup water into Dutch oven. Reduce heat to low; stir with wooden spoon, scraping pan to loosen brown particles. Pour liquid into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 6 hours.
  • 4 Remove pork from slow cooker to cutting board; cool 10 minutes. Shred pork, using 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker; mix well. Serve pork over tortilla chips with desired toppings.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
56g
56%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Vegetable; 8 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.