Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.
Mix together oregano, pepper, salt, and cumin and rub on outside of pork pieces in bottom of slow cooker.
Throw onion and garlic on top of pork.
Slow cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or until meat is falling apart.
When finished discard the onion and garlic. Drain meat and shred with a fork.
Serve warm with tortillas, salsa, avocados and cilantro.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (281g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 279 (54%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 31g||41 %|
|Saturated Fat 8.5g||43 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 15.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.7g|
|Cholesterol 80.5mg||25 %|
|Sodium 715.9mg||25 %|
|Potassium 786.4mg||21 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 34.8g||10 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.7g||19 %|
|Sugars, other 30.1g|
|Protein 26.1g||37 %|
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Calories per serving: 518
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