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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time8 minsCook Time10 hrsTotal Time10 hrs 8 mins

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 1 ½ lbs Pork shoulder, trimmed
 2 ½ cups No sugar added low sodium crushed tomatoes
 2 Limes, juiced
 1 tbsp Paprika
 2 tbsp Garlic powder
 ½ tbsp Cumin
 1 tsp Dried oregano

In the bowl of a slow cooker, whisk together 1/2 cup water, crushed tomatoes, lime juice, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and dried oregano.

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Pat pork loin dry and carefully add to the slow cooker. Turn to coat all sides. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, until meat easily shreds.

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Shred pork and serve with juices. Garnish with cilantro (optional).

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 oz

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 56.1mg19%
Sodium 98.2mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 3.1g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 19.6g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.