Melt the lard in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the pork all over with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Sear the meat on all sides, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer the meat and juices to the insert of a slow cooker along with 1/2 tablespoon salt, the peppercorns, and bay leaves. Quarter one of the onions and add to the slow cooker with the garlic cloves. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high until the meat is very tender and falling apart, about 3 1/2 hours.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pork to a cutting board. Discard the onion and garlic. Cool slightly. Using your fingers, shred the pork. Transfer the carnitas to a platter.
Slice the remaining onion. Serve the carnitas with warm tortillas, the salsa, sliced onion, and cilantro for making soft tacos.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1621g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 2024 (58%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 224.9g||300 %|
|Saturated Fat 81.4g||407 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 95.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 31g|
|Cholesterol 659.8mg||203 %|
|Sodium 986mg||34 %|
|Potassium 4096.7mg||108 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 182.9g||54 %|
|Dietary Fiber 28.3g||113 %|
|Sugars, other 154.7g|
|Protein 181.9g||260 %|
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Calories per serving: 3485
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