Slow-Cooker Carnitas

Slow-Cooker Carnitas

Using a slow cooker will create a delicious, authentic dish with very little hands-on time.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

4:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Carnitas
1
large sweet onion, sliced
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
1
boneless pork shoulder (3 lb)
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso® red enchilada sauce
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained
16
Old El Paso® flour tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch)
Toppings, as desired
1/2
cup fresh cilantro leaves
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup sour cream, if desired
  1. Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; add onion slices.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over pork shoulder, pressing to coat. Brown pork in oil on all sides; remove from skillet to slow cooker. Pour enchilada sauce on top of pork.
  3. Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until tender. Remove pork from slow cooker; shred meat with fork. Place shredded pork in large bowl. Add chiles, 2 cups of the sauce from slow cooker and the onions; stir well.
  4. Spoon pork mixture onto tortillas. Add toppings. Roll up tortillas.
Makes 8 servings (2 tortillas each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Any leftover carnitas filling is just as delicious the next day on tacos, in enchiladas, or even on pasta!
Play around with different topping to create your favorite carnita!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 530
    • (Calories from Fat 240),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 1050mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 40g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.