Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

Want to try a slow cooked Mexican dinner? Then enjoy these flavorful tacos that are packed with pork carnitas and Old El Paso® salsa.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 8 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 10
 

Ingredients

1
boneless pork shoulder (3 lb), trimmed
10
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup orange juice
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
2
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), drained, chopped
20
flour or soft corn tortillas (6 inch), heated as directed on package
2/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
10
lime wedges

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Make 1/2-inch-deep slits in pork; stuff with garlic. Place pork in slow cooker. In small bowl, mix cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Sprinkle mixture on all sides of pork.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir together orange juice, lime juice and chipotle chiles. Pour mixture over pork.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 hours. Remove pork from slow cooker to large bowl. Shred pork, using 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid to shredded pork; mix well.
  • 4 Spoon pork mixture evenly onto center of warmed tortillas; top each with 1 1/2 teaspoons onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons salsa and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Make 1/2-inch-deep slits in pork; stuff with garlic. Place pork in slow cooker. In small bowl, mix cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Sprinkle mixture on all sides of pork.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir together orange juice, lime juice and chipotle chiles. Pour mixture over pork.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 hours. Remove pork from slow cooker to large bowl. Shred pork, using 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid to shredded pork; mix well.
  • 4 Spoon pork mixture evenly onto center of warmed tortillas; top each with 1 1/2 teaspoons onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons salsa and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.