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Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Carnitas

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"Carnitas" means little meats and this carnitas meat is not only tender and delicious but easy to make in the slow cooker.

 
 
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SKILL LEVEL
Serves
10 servings
 
 
Mazola®
 
 
Ingredients
 
2 to 3 pounds (1 to 1.5kg) boneless pork loin roast, cut into 2-inch chunks, visible fat removed
1 onion, diced
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile
1 teaspoon leaf oregano
1 each sticks cinnamon
1 each whole bay leaves
1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
10 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Chopped fresh cilantro and queso fresco, optional
 
 
Instructions
 

Place pork, onion, tomato, bell pepper, garlic and chicken broth in a lined or greased slow cooker. Add chili and chipotle powders, oregano, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Stir to combine.

Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or until meat is very tender.

When cooking is complete, remove and discard cinnamon sticks and bay leaves.  Shred meat using two forks; drain meat but reserve the juices.  Drizzle pork with oil, stir to combine.

Preheat broiler to high. Place cooked pork on a baking sheet lined with foil. Broil meat 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly browned and crispy, but not burnt. Divide evenly between tortillas, top with cilantro and queso fresco, if desired.

 
Total Time
 
Broil Time 5 to 7 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 4 to 6 hours on HIGH or 6 to 8 hours on LOW
 
Nutritional Facts
 
Total Fat grams 8.00
Saturated Fat grams 2.00
Cholesterol milligrams 60.00
Sodium milligrams 115.00
Total Carbohydrates grams 13.00
Sugar grams 1.00
Dietary Fiber grams 1.00
Protein grams 23.00
 
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