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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Source: dinnertonight.tamu.edu

Course: Main Course

Yield: 2 tacos

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili peppers (powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (ground)
  • 1 12 teaspoons oregano (ground)
  • 12 teaspoon cayenne chili pepper (dried ground)
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
  • 2 bay leaves (dried)
  • 12 cup juice (orange fresh)
  • 14 cup juice (lime fresh)
  • 4 garlic cloves (fresh)
  • 1 2 white onion (fresh medium)
  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin (raw lean)
  • 16 6 yellow corn tortillas

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Rub thoroughly on the outside of the pork roast.
  2. In the slow cooker, combine orange juice, lime juice, garlic, onion and bay leaves. Place pork on the top. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  3. Remove roast from slow cooker and shred. Place on a baking sheet. Broil in the oven for 3-4 minutes to brown the edges of the pork.

Amount Per Serving (2)

  • Calories: 290
  • Protein: 38
  • Sugar: 4
  • Carbohydrate: 21
  • Fat: 5
  • Cholesterol: 110
  • Sodium: 105
  • Fiber: 1
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