Authentic Pork Carnitas – Mexican Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

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10Ingredients
810Calories
105Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds pork butt (boneless, fat trimmed and cut into 2 inch cubes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 onion (peeled and halved)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Orange (medium, juiced and keep the spent halves)
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NutritionView more

810Calories
Sodium67%DV1600mg
Fat77%DV50g
Protein153%DV78g
Carbs4%DV11g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories810Calories from Fat450
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat50g77%
Saturated Fat18g90%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol280mg93%
Sodium1600mg67%
Potassium1930mg55%
Protein78g153%
Calories from Fat450
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate11g4%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars1g2%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(7)

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d j. 9 days ago
I cooked it in a slow cooker for 6 hours on high and it turned out well.
Cepulo 23 days ago
Awesome!! I cooked it in instant pot but still browned it in over after. Came out delicious. 3 rd time making!!
We loved it! I used a hybrid cast iron/crockpot method & replaced the water with chicken stock, then added some green chilies. I did not have to reduce the liquid at the end (it was very thick already) and I had less than a cup of it after removing the meat. I'll add more stock next time for sure, there was barely enough sauce for half of the meat.
Richie 10 May
The recipe is simple and delicious. Try slow smoking the pork for a extra kick of flavor.
Nancy C. 2 May
This recipe was delicious. I added some minced garlic. My family loved it
Amazing! Best carnitas recipe ever!
Carlos Codina 22 Oct 2017
They were delicious. Used the Dutch oven