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Carnitas Filling

Carnitas Filling Recipe

Description

Pork shoulder is simmered with Mexican spices to make this shredded filling for tacos, tamales, or burritos.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Place pork, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, and tomato in a saucepan. Season with chili powder, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf; add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer until pork is tender, about two hours. Cool and shred. Use in tacos or tamales.

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Nutritional Information

Carnitas Filling

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 179.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 31 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 7 %
sugars:
fat: 16 %
saturated fat: 17 %
cholesterol: 16 %
vitamin a iu: 44 %
niacin equivalents: 53 %
vitamin b6: 30 %
vitamin c: 10 %
folate: 5 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 9 %
potassium: 12 %
sodium: 18 %
thiamin: 72 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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