Slow Cooker Pork CarnitasSlow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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Recipe - FAIRWAY MARKET OF 74TH STREET
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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Prep Time15 Minutes
Servings6
Cook Time248 Minutes
Calories300
Ingredients
1 1/2 tbs salt-free taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup Fresh orange juice
1/4 cup Fresh lime juice
2 lbs Boneless pork loin roast
1 tbs Olive oil
Bowl & Basket White Corn Tortillas
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
salsa, optional topping
chopped red onions, optional topping
guacamole, optional topping
Directions
  1. In a mixing bowl add taco seasoning, orange juice, lime juice, ¾ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cover pork with marinade.
  3. In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, add pork mixture and marinade; cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours or until pork is very tender.
  4. Preheat broiler to high; spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. Transfer pork to prepared pan; shred with two forks.
  5. Pour oil and juices from slow cooker over pork; toss and spread on pan.
  6. Broil pork 8 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Makes about 4 cups.
  7. Fill warm white corn tortillas with pork and desired toppings.

 

Tips to prep and freeze:  In large zip-top plastic bag, add taco seasoning, orange juice, lime juice, ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; add pork. Seal bag, pressing out excess air; freeze up to 2 months. To prepare, transfer bag with pork to refrigerator to thaw completely.

 

Dietitian Tip: Have fun with toppings like sweet potato tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, and shredded red cabbage. Customizing the meat into different meals makes it feel different, even when one component is the same!

 

Nutritional Information
  • 18 g Fat
  • 85 mg Cholesterol
  • 341 mg Sodium
  • 4 g Carbohydrates
  • 0 g Fiber
  • 2 g Sugar
  • 0 g Added sugars
  • 29 g Protein
15 minutes
Prep Time
248 minutes
Cook Time
6
Servings
300
Calories

Shop Ingredients

Makes 6 servings
1 1/2 tbs salt-free taco seasoning mix
Not Available
1/2 cup Fresh orange juice
Bowls Basket No Pulp 100% Orange Juice, 52 fl oz
Bowls Basket No Pulp 100% Orange Juice, 52 fl oz
$4.79$0.09/fl oz
1/4 cup Fresh lime juice
Bagged Limes - 2lb, 2 pound
Bagged Limes - 2lb, 2 pound
$5.99$3.00/lb
2 lbs Boneless pork loin roast
Chairman's Reserve Pork Loin Boneless Center Cut Roast, 1 pound
Chairman's Reserve Pork Loin Boneless Center Cut Roast, 1 pound
$13.72 avg/ea$4.99/lb
1 tbs Olive oil
Fairway Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 33.8 fl oz
Fairway Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 33.8 fl oz
$19.99$0.59/fl oz
Bowl & Basket White Corn Tortillas
La Banderita White Corn Tortillas, 24.9 oz
La Banderita White Corn Tortillas, 24.9 oz
$2.69$0.10/oz
¾ teaspoon salt
Not Available
¼ teaspoon pepper
Pereg Medium Ground Black Pepper, 4.25 oz
Pereg Medium Ground Black Pepper, 4.25 oz
$6.99$1.64/oz
salsa, optional topping
Not Available
chopped red onions, optional topping
Red Onion
Red Onion
$1.56 avg/ea$2.49/lb
guacamole, optional topping
Freshly Made Guacamole Dip, Small
Freshly Made Guacamole Dip, Small
$6.99$0.78/oz

Nutritional Information

  • 18 g Fat
  • 85 mg Cholesterol
  • 341 mg Sodium
  • 4 g Carbohydrates
  • 0 g Fiber
  • 2 g Sugar
  • 0 g Added sugars
  • 29 g Protein

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl add taco seasoning, orange juice, lime juice, ¾ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cover pork with marinade.
  3. In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, add pork mixture and marinade; cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours or until pork is very tender.
  4. Preheat broiler to high; spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. Transfer pork to prepared pan; shred with two forks.
  5. Pour oil and juices from slow cooker over pork; toss and spread on pan.
  6. Broil pork 8 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Makes about 4 cups.
  7. Fill warm white corn tortillas with pork and desired toppings.

 

Tips to prep and freeze:  In large zip-top plastic bag, add taco seasoning, orange juice, lime juice, ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; add pork. Seal bag, pressing out excess air; freeze up to 2 months. To prepare, transfer bag with pork to refrigerator to thaw completely.

 

Dietitian Tip: Have fun with toppings like sweet potato tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, and shredded red cabbage. Customizing the meat into different meals makes it feel different, even when one component is the same!