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Easy Carnitas Recipe
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Easy Carnitas Recipe

8 Hr(s) 25 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
8 Hr(s) Cook
Try our Easy Carnitas Recipe for tacos! While this Easy Carnitas Recipe takes 8 hours, it comes together in only a handful of steps.
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 Tbsp. oil
2 onion s, chopped
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 cup HEINZ Chili Sauce
1/2 cup KRAFT Hot & Spicy Barbecue Sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
1 boneless pork shoulder (3 lb.)
2 pkg. (4.5 oz. each) TACO BELL® Crunchy Taco Shell s
1 pkg. (14 oz.) coleslaw blend (cabbage slaw mix)
3/4 cup KRAFT Coleslaw Dressing
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook 7 to 8 min. or until softened, stirring frequently. Stir in cumin; cook and stir 1 min. Add chili sauce, barbecue sauce and orange juice; mix well.
2
Place meat in slow cooker; top with onion mixture. Cover with lid; cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH 4 to 6 hours).
3
Remove meat from slow cooker; cut into small pieces or shred with fork. Discard all but 1 cup sauce from slow cooker. Return meat to slow cooker. Add reserved sauce; mix lightly. Replace lid.
4
Heat taco shells as directed on package. Meanwhile, toss coleslaw blend with dressing.
5
Spoon meat mixture into taco shells just before serving; top with coleslaw.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Serve tacos with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Tip 2
Make Ahead
For added convenience, the meat can be cooked ahead of time. Chop the cooked meat, then toss it with the reserved cooking sauce as directed. Cool, then refrigerate up to 24 hours. About 1 hour before serving time, spoon meat mixture into slow cooker; cover. Cook on LOW 1 hour or until heated through. Continue as directed.
Tip 3
Food Facts
Chili sauce is a seasoned ketchup-based sauce. Look for it in the condiments section of your supermarket. For best results, do not substitute spicy Asian chili sauce instead of the (plain) chili sauce in this recipe.
Nutrition
Calories
430
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
27%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
27%
Sodium 740mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
13%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 15g
30%
Protein 24g
48%
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
6%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
12 servings, 2 tacos each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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