Monday, March 29, 2010

Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

Another great meal from Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes. This pork was delicious served burrito-bol style with Cilantro Lime Rice, Guacamole, shredded cheese, and salsa. Tasted just like the burrito bol I get from Chipotle.

2.5 lb pork shoulder blade roast, lean, all fat removed (I couldn't find a small enough shoulder at my grocery store so I used pork loin instead)
6 cloves garlic, cut into slivers
Garlic powder
3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
2-4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 bay leaves

Trim pork and season with salt and pepper. In a medium sauté pan on medium-high heat, brown pork on all sides for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Using a sharp knife, cutting small holes in pork and insert garlic slivers. Season all sides of the pork generously with cumin, adobo and garlic powder.

Pour chicken broth in the crockpot, add bay leaves and chipotle peppers. Place pork in crock pot and cover. At this point, if you are making this the night before, you can put the crockpot bowl in the fridge overnight until ready to cook.

Cook low for 8 hours. After 8 hours, shred pork using two forks and combine well with the juices that accumalated at the bottom. Remove bay leaves and adjust salt and cumin (you will probably need to add more). Let it cook another 15-30 minutes.

Servings: 8
Points: 4 pts
Calories: 176

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Colleen said... [Reply to comment]

I just posted this - it was delicious!

thelushers said... [Reply to comment]

We made this tonight! Found it on Colleen's was delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

This looks delicious!

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Patti said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness, this was awesome!!! We made this for dinner last night, as we were going to be out for a better part of the day and I love using the slow cooker when our schedule is packed. This had such a wonderful flavor. I'm a new visitor, but think I have quickly become a regular. Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes.

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Patti So glad you liked this, it is definitely one of my favorites and so easy too!

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

I would love to see the Cilantro LIme Rice recipe. When I click the link, it goes to your guacamole.

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Shannon Thanks for letting me know, should be fixed now!

jenn said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! Made this tonight - was delicious. A bit too spicy for us to mix the meat back in the sauce, so we just drizzled the sauce over to suit our taste. Kids ate it on soft shells like a taco!

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