Pork Carnitas

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  1. Pork Carnitas

  2. Soft tortillas wrap savory pork, fresh tomatoes, garlic cloves, and citrus juices blending to make the perfect slow-cooker delicacy. Serve with black beans and rice, if desired.

  3. Oxmoor House SEPTEMBER 2012

  4. Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork, 2 tortillas, 1 tablespoon onion, 1 tablespoon salsa, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1 lime wedge)

  5. Ingredients

  6. 1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), trimmed
  7. 10 garlic cloves, sliced
  8. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  9. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  10. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  12. 3/4 cup orange juice

  13. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  14. 2 chipotle chiles canned in adobo sauce, drained and chopped
  15. 20 (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas, warmed
  16. 2/3 cup chopped onion
  17. 2/3 cup bottled salsa
  18. 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  19. 10 lime wedges

  20. Preparation

  21. 1. Make 1/2-inch-deep slits on outside of roast; stuff with garlic. Combine cumin and next 3 ingredients (through black pepper) in a small bowl. Place roast in a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker. Sprinkle pork on all sides with spice mixture.

  22. 2. Combine juices and chipotle chiles. Pour juice mixture over pork. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until pork is tender.

  23. 3. Remove pork from slow cooker; shred with 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Combine shredded pork and 1/2 cup cooking liquid; toss well.

  24. 4. Spoon 1 1/2 ounces pork mixture onto each tortilla; top each with 1 1/2 teaspoons onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons salsa, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
  25. Note:

  26. MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.
May 2013

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