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Pork Carnitas

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 6 hrs
Yield Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 3-lb. boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch chunks, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 32 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 91 mg
  • sodium 684 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle pork with salt, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Place in a slow cooker along with onion and garlic. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender and falling apart, about 6 hours. Shred pork and serve hot.

Cook's Notes

This recipe also appeared in the February 2010 issue.