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Faux Smoked Pulled Pork (Carnitas)

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Before I had a smoker, I used this to satisfy my pulled pork or carnitas craving. This meat is great in pulled pork sandwiches (see my coleslaw recipe) or in tacos. If you do not have all the spice rub ingredients, just get creative and use what you have. It will still turn out great. It is always a party-favorite. Enjoy."
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6 h 32 m servings 309
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Mix brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, oregano, onion powder, mustard seed, black pepper, cumin, coriander, and salt together in a small bowl.
  2. Rub pork roast liberally with brown sugar mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add pork roast; cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer pork to a slow cooker. Add water, liquid smoke, and chipotle peppers.
  5. Cook on Low until pork is tender, about 6 hours. Transfer pork to a cutting board and pull apart with tongs.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 309 calories; 16.9 16.8 23.4 64 91 Full nutrition

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If you don't like spicy don't make this! Very easy to follow and my pork turned out great! I used a 3 to 4 pound pork roast. I had all the ingredients and mixed them all together. I then made su...

There is a lot going on with this recipe but it works okay, The rub smelled really good but does get a little lost in the end. I'm not a big fan of meat cooked in the crockpot but it is too cold...