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Pork Carnitas

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Pork Carnitas
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 8 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 10
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Treat your family with this pork carnitas made using Progresso® chicken broth – a perfect Mexican slow cooked dinner.
Updated Feb 1, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (4 lb), trimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion in slow cooker.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook pork in oil until brown on all sides. Place pork over onion in slow cooker. Sprinkle with cumin, salt, garlic powder and chili powder. Pour broth around pork.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 4
    Remove pork from slow cooker to plate; shred pork, using 2 forks. Place in serving bowl. Using slotted spoon, remove onion from slow cooker and add to bowl with pork. If desired, toss pork mixture with small amount of cooking liquid. Discard remaining cooking liquid.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve the shredded pork and onion on warmed tortillas with coleslaw mix and chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Information

268 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 27g Protein, 1 1/2g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
268
Total Fat
16g
0%
Saturated Fat
5g
0%
Sodium
385mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
1 1/2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1/2g
0%
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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