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Mexican Tacos Carnitas

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 2 tacos
Prep 25 mins Cook 10 hrs to 12 hrs  (low) or 4 1/2 to 5 hours (high) Heat 350°F 10 mins
Mexican Tacos Carnitas
Ingredients
  • 1  tablespoon  ground pasilla, New Mexico, or ancho chile pepper
  • 1  teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh oregano
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  pound  boneless pork shoulder roast, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2  large onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 14  ounce can  chicken broth
  • 3/4  cup  orange juice
  • 1  tablespoon  honey
  • 12 4 - 6  inches  corn tortillas
  •  Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  •  Finely chopped green onion
  •  Bottled green salsa
  •  Lime wedges (optional)
Directions

1. In a large bowl, stir together ground pasilla pepper, coriander, garlic, oregano, orange peel, black pepper, and salt. Add pork to bowl; toss to coat with spices.

2. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place pork mixture; top with onion wedges. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, orange juice, and honey until honey dissolves. Pour liquid over all.

3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

4. Use a slotted spoon to remove meat from slow cooker. Using two forks, coarsely shred meat; discard any fat. Drizzle meat with some of the cooking liquid.

5. Wrap tortillas in foil. Heat in a 350 degrees F oven for 10 minutes or until warm. To serve, top each tortilla with 1/4 cup of the meat, cilantro, and finely chopped green onions. Serve with salsa and, if desired, lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (Mexican Tacos Carnitas)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 423,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 91,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 46,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 34,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 24,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 8,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 658,
  • Potassium (mg) 7035,
  • calcium (mg) 172,
  • iron (mg) 6,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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