Crock Pot 'carnitas' Recipe

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Crock Pot 'carnitas'
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  1. Combine pork, onion, jalapeno, orange peel and soda in a crock pot.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Uncover and shred the meat using 2 forks.
  4. Serve on flour tortillas and top with pico de gallo, if desired.
  5. For Pico de Gallo:.
  6. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use; Makes 1 1/2 cups.
  8. Note: Also, up to 2 teaspoons each of fresh minced garlic and dried oregano can be added to taste.
  9. The carnitas can be served rolled into flour tortillas or in taco shells.
  10. Topping options include pico de gallo, guacamole or shredded cheese with a bit of taco sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 155.52 Kcal (651 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.99g 3%
Cholesterol 64.48mg 21%
Sodium 55.53mg 2%
Potassium 622.66mg 13%
Total Carbs 11.62g 4%
Sugars 7.83g 31%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Protein 22.04g 44%
Vitamin C 43.8mg 73%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 41.1mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 69.41 Kcal (291 kJ)
Calories from fat 8.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.89g 3%
Cholesterol 28.78mg 21%
Sodium 24.79mg 2%
Potassium 277.92mg 13%
Total Carbs 5.19g 4%
Sugars 3.5g 31%
Dietary Fiber 0.98g 9%
Protein 9.84g 44%
Vitamin C 19.5mg 73%
Iron 0.5mg 6%
Calcium 18.4mg 4%

* 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

  • 2.8
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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