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Slow-Cooker Carnitas
Carnitas can be a great lean protein to have on hand for quick tacos or skillet meals. Freeze the meat in small portions to have it handy to heat up with rice and veggies for a quick, flavorful weeknight meal.
6 lb. pork butt, fat trimmed
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. oregano
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
8 cloves garlic, smashed
4 chipotle peppers
1 (15 oz.) can no-salt added diced tomatoes
3 cups orange juice
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Slow-Cooker Carnitas

Slow-Cooker Carnitas

Slow-Cooker Carnitas
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  • Servings:16 (259 g)
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:480 minutes
1. Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Set to cook on LOW for 8 hours.
2. Let it cool enough to handle, then lift the meat from the juices and place on a platter to shred with two forks. Store leftover shredded meat in juices.
3. Use meat to construct your favorite tacos or burritos.