Carnitas Recipe

Looking for an easy Carnitas recipe? Learn how to make Carnitas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by konichiwafishes

Makes 6 servings



Whole food website's carnitas recipie

Recipe Ingredients for Carnitas

3 lbs boneless pork loin
3 garlic cloves
2 peppers, jalapenos
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup chicken stock

Recipe Directions for Carnitas

  1. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/recipe.php?recipeId=1121

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  3. Toss pork with garlic, jalapeņos, cumin, salt and pepper. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned on all sides, about 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer to roasting pan and add orange juice, lime juice and chicken stock. Cover tightly (you don't want to lose the steam from a loose fitting lid) and place in oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, until meat is very tender. If juices cook out, add more chicken stock.

  5. Allow pork to cool and absorb remaining juices. Shred meat with a fork.

Categories

Pork, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 305.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
382
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.6g
19%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
165mg
55%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
1025mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
3.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
59.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 3% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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