Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Carnitas
Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Carnitas
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 9 hr
  • total: 9 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    My family loves pulled pork, this Carnitas recipe is always a hit in our household. It combines the perfect amount of heat with a just a hint of sweet. Scoop it into tacos with all your favourite toppings. Taco night has never been easier.

    Ingredients

    • 3.5 pounds pork shoulder (also known as pork butt, or blade roast)
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ancho chile pepper
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 1 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
    • ½ teaspoon cumin
    • ½ teaspoon coriander
    • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 8 ounces of Coke (use water if watching your sugar consumption)
    • 8 ounces of water
    • 2 oranges, halved
    • 2 limes, halved
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • Taco Toppings:
    • 1 packages of corn, or flour, tortillas
    • 1 to 2 tomatoes, cut into small chunks
    • ½ red onion, diced
    • ½ bunch of green onions, diced
    • Avocado, sliced thinly
    • Fresh cilantro, to taste
    • Optional:
    • Salsa
    • Lettuce

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 707 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 37 g 57.31%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 61.68%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 152 mg 50.65%
    • Sodium: 486 mg 20.26%
    • Calcium: 93 mg 9.29%
    • Potassium: 996 mg 28.45%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.82%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 55 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.53%
    • Sugar: 45 g
    • Protein: 45 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 22.73%
    • Vitamin C 79.34%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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