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Slow-Cooker Carnitas

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Slow-Cooker Carnitas
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Using a slow cooker will create a delicious, authentic dish with very little hands-on time.

Ingredients

Carnitas

1
large sweet onion, sliced
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
boneless pork shoulder (3 lb)
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ red enchilada sauce
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
16
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch)

Toppings, as desired

1/2
cup fresh cilantro leaves
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup sour cream, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; add onion slices.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over pork shoulder, pressing to coat. Brown pork in oil on all sides; remove from skillet to slow cooker. Pour enchilada sauce on top of pork.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until tender. Remove pork from slow cooker; shred meat with fork. Place shredded pork in large bowl. Add chiles, 2 cups of the sauce from slow cooker and the onions; stir well.
  • 4 Spoon pork mixture onto tortillas. Add toppings. Roll up tortillas.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
685.9
Daily Value
Total Fat
48.4g
74%
(
Saturated Fat
18.6g
93%
)
Cholesterol
150.2mg
50%
Sodium
538.4mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
24.7g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
,
Sugars
5.1g
)
Protein
35.3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
16%
16%
Calcium
19.10%
19%
Iron
13.70%
14%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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