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    Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

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    6 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    6 hrs

    Happy Hippie's Note:

    This is a gem of a recipe I found in the April 2008 issue of bon appetit magazine. I haven't tried it yet but will very soon.

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    1. 1
      Toss pork in bowl of slow cooker with salt, black pepper, and dried oregano to coat.
    2. 2
      Placed onion atop pork.
    3. 3
      Cover slow cooker and cook pork on low setting until meat is very tender and falling apart, about 6 hours.
    4. 4
      Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to cutting board.
    5. 5
      Discard onion pieces.
    6. 6
      Using fingers or fork, shred pork.
    7. 7
      Transfer carnitas to platter.
    8. 8
      Place avocado slices, cilantro sprigs, and sliced red bell pepper, if desired, alongside.
    9. 9
      Wrap corn tortillas in damp kitchen towel; microwave until warm, about one minute.
    10. 10
      Serve carnitas with warm tortillas and tomatillo salsa.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 19, 2008


      I don't know how authentic this is, but it's really easy, and very tasty. I've made this twice since I found it in Bon Appetit. I used 2 lbs of "boston butt", and served it with store bought salsa verde, and homemade guacamole. We prefer flour tortillas instead of corn. Served yellow rice or refried beans as a side. I'm so glad you posted this so I won't have to search for the recipe next time. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Slow-Cooked Carnitas Tacos

    Serving Size: 1 (336 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 639.0
    Calories from Fat 449
    Total Fat 49.9 g
    Saturated Fat 15.8 g
    Cholesterol 156.4 mg
    Sodium 1298.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 39.8 g

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