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Low and Slow Savory Pork Carnitas

Yields7 ServingsTotal Time8 hrs 10 mins

 3 lbs boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
 ¾ cup chicken broth
 ¾ cup fresh orange juice (about 2 - 3 oranges)
 3 tbsp fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
 2 tsp salt, or to taste
 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 2 tsp ground cumin
 2 tsp dried Mexican oregano (can substitute Italian oregano)
 1 tsp ground coriander
 1 tsp ancho chili powder
 1 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste
 1 small yellow onion, chopped
 6 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 Tbsp)
 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
 Warmed corn tortillas, diced yellow onions, cilantro (for serving)
How to Make in a Slow-Cooker
1

Place pork in slow cooker. Pour in chicken broth, orange juice and lime juice.

2

Sprinkle in salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, coriander, chili powder and cayenne pepper, onions and garlic.

3

Cover and cook on low heat 8 hours.

4

Leave the liquid in the slow cooker, remove pork and shred with two forks.

5

Spray a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

6

Place pork on baking sheet, pour over 1 cup reserved broth (try and strain out onions when ladling broth out), drizzle with oil and toss and spread into an even layer.

7

Position oven rack near broiler and preheat broiler to high.

8

Broil until pork is browned and crispy in places about 3 - 6 minutes.

9

Serve warm in tortillas with desired toppings.

How to Make in the Oven
10

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

11

Cut pork into 4 portions place in a large pot and cover, then and roast with the broth, juices, and spices until it easily shreds with a fork, about 3 1/2 – 4 hours.

12

Spray a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

13

Place pork on a baking sheet, pour over 1 cup reserved broth (try and strain out onions when ladling broth out), drizzle with oil and toss and spread into an even layer.

14

Position the oven rack near broiler and preheat broiler to high. Broil until pork is browned and crispy in places about 3 – 6 minutes.

15

Serve warm in tortillas with desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 7


Amount Per Serving
Calories 294Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 797mg34%
Potassium 738mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%

Sugars 2g
Protein 30g60%

Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 5%
Iron 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.