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This slow cooker carnitas recipe is easy to prep and makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos, and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 hrs
total:
10 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, and cinnamon together in a bowl; coat pork with spice mixture. Place bay leaves in the bottom of a slow cooker and arrange pork on top. Pour chicken broth around the sides of pork, being careful not to rinse off spice mixture.

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  • Cover and cook on Low, turning after 5 hours, until pork shreds easily with a fork, about 10 hours in total.

  • When the pork is tender, remove from the slow cooker; shred with two forks. Use cooking liquid as needed to moisten the meat.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 22.2g; carbohydrates 0.7g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 73.3mg; sodium 474.3mg. Full Nutrition
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