Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 6 Hours

Nutritional 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


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


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.


This recipe also appeared in the February 2010 issue.

April 2012
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