Best Ever Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe

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  1. Cut the 2 lbs of pork into roughly 2 inch squares and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Pour the stick of melted butter in the slow cooker coating the meat. Do the same with the 2 Tbs of oil.
  3. Break the one cinnamon stick in half and place to the sides of the meat.
  4. Peel 5-6 garlic cloves, cutting the tips off, and break 3-4 bay leaves in half. Place the leaves and the garlic in the slow cooker, evenly distributed among the meat.
  5. Add the 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp cumin, and 1 tsp (or more depending on taste) red pepper flakes, sprinkling evenly across the meat.
  6. Pour the 1/3 cup whole milk in the cooker, being careful not to wash away the spices from the meat.
  7. Add the Coca Cola, being careful not to wash away the spices from the meat. Add enough to just cover the top of the meat.
  8. Turn the slow cooker to the Low heat setting. Cook for 6 hours, stirring every few hours.
  9. Once cooked, remove meat from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and place in a separate large bowl. Shred the meat using two forks, and add spoonfuls of liquid from the cooker to ensure meat is moist.
  10. Serve on warm tortillas, with pico de gallo, sour cream, and chopped jalapenos.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 608.87 Kcal (2549 kJ)
Calories from fat 393.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.7g 67%
Cholesterol 195.22mg 65%
Sodium 663.17mg 28%
Potassium 969.03mg 21%
Total Carbs 4.3g 1%
Sugars 1.9g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 49.05g 98%
Vitamin C 4.7mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Calcium 95mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 204.72 Kcal (857 kJ)
Calories from fat 132.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.69g 67%
Cholesterol 65.64mg 65%
Sodium 222.98mg 28%
Potassium 325.82mg 21%
Total Carbs 1.45g 1%
Sugars 0.64g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 2%
Protein 16.49g 98%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 1.1mg 18%
Calcium 31.9mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.7
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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