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    Low-Fat Carnitas

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    serve with low fat spiced black beans

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      To a 7- to 8-quart pan, add pork, broth, onion, coriander, cumin, oregano, chilies in sauce, sauce, and bay leaves. Add water to cover the pork.
    2. 2
      Cover the pan and bring to a boil on high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until meat pulls apart easily with a fork, 2 to 3 hours.
    3. 3
      Strain broth.
    4. 4
      Cover pork with enough broth to keep moist and use remaining broth for Spiced Black Beans.
    5. 5
      To bake carnitas, pull pork large shreds and place in a shallow baking dish.
    6. 6
      Spoon some broth over to keep moist. Broil pork until slightly crisp (watching carefully), turn, moisten if necessary and broil again.
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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 27, 2008

      This is a very delicious recipe. It tastes very authentic to my mexican palet. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    • on February 25, 2008

      45

      Very good! The pork was cooked perfectly and had a nice subtle flavor. We also used the pork as a filling in burritos. Thanks!

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    • on August 11, 2007

      55

      My hubby and I are always looking for great recipes for our favorite mexican foods. This one hit the mark!! It was so tasty and so easy to make. I made no changes to the recipe and I don't think there are any that are needed. Loved it!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Low-Fat Carnitas

    Serving Size: 1 (301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 351.6
     
    Calories from Fat 198
    56%
    Total Fat 22.0 g
    33%
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 90.7 mg
    30%
    Sodium 439.5 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.2 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.6 g
    6%
    Protein 33.0 g
    66%

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