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Recipe Of The Day **Pork Carnitas**

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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Pork Carnitas

 

Rate and Comment Makes: 10  servings

Prep   15 mins

Slow Cook  3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW

 

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving

cal.(kcal)204

Fat, total(g)6

chol.(mg)50

sat. fat(g)2

carb.(g)16

fiber(g)3

pro.(g)22

sodium(mg)524

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Ingredients

2 pounds pork loin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 cup cilantro leaves

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 large onion, chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon orange zest

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 14 1/2 ounce can low-sodium chicken broth

Zest and juice of one lime

1 7 1/2 ounce package soft corn tortillas

Shredded romaine lettuce, sour cream and salsa (recipe at familycircle.com/salsa) (optional)

Directions

1. Combine pork, garlic, 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, onion, oregano, orange zest, salt and red pepper flakes in slow cooker bowl and pour broth over top so pork is mostly submerged. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours or until pork is very tender.

2. Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon and let cool slightly. When cool, shred pork and stir together with 1/4 cup cilantro, lime zest and juice, and 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Serve in warmed tortillas with lettuce, sour cream and salsa, if desired.






by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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4kidz916
by Melissa on Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM

My copy and paste feature was acting funny this morning and wouldn't paste the source here.  I want to give full credit to Family Circle where I got the recipe.

jessicasmom1
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

thanks we really like these

aenima49
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Yum!

VanBurren
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM

 I've never made Pork Carnitas, but they've always looked soooo good.

4kidz916
by Melissa on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I haven't made this recipe but it sounds better than the one I currently use since it calls for cilantro.  

Quoting VanBurren:

 I've never made Pork Carnitas, but they've always looked soooo good.


SweetLuci
by Luci on Jan. 18, 2013 at 8:23 PM

 I love pork carnitas. We have a really good Cuban restaurant nearby that serves them.

4kidz916
by Melissa on Jan. 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I would love to try a Cuban restaurant.  There aren't any around here. 

Quoting SweetLuci:

 I love pork carnitas. We have a really good Cuban restaurant nearby that serves them.


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