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By March 16, 2022May 3rd, 2022No Comments

Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Carnitas

With Mazola® Canola Oil

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SERVING SIZE

10 SERVINGS

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TOTAL TIME

6 HOURS 17 MINUTES

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SKILL LEVEL

BEGINNER

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 pounds (1 to 1.5kg) boneless pork loin roast, cut into 2-inch chunks, visible fat removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile
  • 1 teaspoon leaf oregano
  • 1 each sticks cinnamon
  • 1 each whole bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola® Canola Oil
  • 10 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • Chopped fresh cilantro and queso fresco, optional

Instructions:

  1. Place pork, onion, tomato, bell pepper, garlic and chicken broth in a lined or greased slow cooker. Add chili and chipotle powders, oregano, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or until meat is very tender.
  3. When cooking is complete, remove and discard cinnamon sticks and bay leaves. Shred meat using two forks; drain meat but reserve the juices. Drizzle pork with oil, stir to combine.
  4. Preheat broiler to high. Place cooked pork on a baking sheet lined with foil. Broil meat 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly browned and crispy, but not burnt. Divide evenly between tortillas, top with cilantro and queso fresco, if desired.
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