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21 Day Fix Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 hours
  • Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

These 21 Day Fix Carnitas are healthy, easy to make in your Instant Pot or Crock Pot, and oh so delicious!  Use them in your favorite burrito bowl, as a taco filling or in a salad! 


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Ingredients

  • 23lb pork shoulder, fat trimmed off (2 lbs for Instant Pot)
  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • optional – 1-2 tsp of chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce
  • Salt-free adobo spice mix:
  • 1tbsp garlic powder
  • 1tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

Instructions

  1. Crock Pot:Trim all the fat off of the pork. This will keep it 21DF approved.
  2. Using the olive oil, brown the pork on all sides over high heat in a large pot. Do not skip this step (or else!).Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let it cool a bit. Once you can touch it without burning your fingers off, stab the meat with a sharp knife, making little slits. Stuff these slits with the sliced garlic.
  3. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork and put that bad boy in your crock pot. Pour the chicken broth in the bottom of the pot and turn on low. Cook for 10 hours, shred, and enjoy!
  4. Pressure Cooker: Trim all the fat off of the pork. This will keep it 21DF approved. Turn your Instant Pot to saute and add olive oil to the bottom once it’s hot. Brown the pork on all sides for about ten minutes. Do not skip this step (or else!).Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let it cool a bit.Once you can touch it without burning your fingers off, stab the meat with a sharp knife, making little slits. Stuff these slits with the sliced garlic.
  5. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork and put that bad boy in your Instant Pot. Pour the chicken broth in the bottom of the pot and set on manual for 30 minutes (high pressure). After cook time it up, let the steam release naturally for 15 minutes, then switch to venting to release any additional steam. Shred meat and enjoy!

Notes

21 Day Fix: 1 RED, 1 tsp

WW Freestyle: 6 points per 4 oz of pork

Keywords: slow cooker, instant pot, pork, carnitas, meal prep, high protein, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, dinner, lunch