Slow Cooker Carnitas with Apple Salsa

2021-02-09
  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 10:00 h
  • Ready In: 10:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    459
  • Carbohydrates

    73 g
  • Cholesterol

    51 mg
  • Fat

    7 g
  • Fiber

    3 g
  • Protein

    25 g
  • Saturated Fat

    2 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    761 mg
  • Sugar

    41 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.4 g
  • Potassium

    626 mg
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Slow cooker carnitas with apple salsa. Carnitas with apple salsa is a juicy, fall-off-the-bone delicacy. The recipe is easy to make and features the delicious flavors of cinnamon and cilantro.

. Adapted from https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com

What are the benefits of making carnitas with apple salsa?

The benefits of making carnitas with apple salsa are that it is simple to make, healthy, and flavorful.

Slow cooker carnitas with apple salsa is a dish that has all the benefits of a slow cooker meal. It is simple to make and easy to clean up afterward. It is also healthy for you because it does not have any added sugar or sodium. The flavor of this dish comes from apple cider, which adds more flavor than salt can provide. This dish also contains less than half the fat found in traditional carnitas recipes.

Slow Cooker Carnitas with Apple Salsa

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (960 g) boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 cups (500 ml) apple cider
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup (250 g) brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For Apple Salsa: 2 large Grammy Smith apples,peeled,cored and cubed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded
  • 2 cups (50 g) cubed cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) pomegranate aryls
  • 2 tablespoons torn cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • tortillas, to serve

Method

Step 1

Place pork shoulder in a slow cooker.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine apple cider, vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, bay leaf, and salt. Stir well and pour mixture over the pork. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours.

Step 3

Remove cooked pork shoulder from slow cooker. Place in a bowl and, using a two forks, shred the meat. Toss shredded pork with 1/4 cup cooking liquid from slow cooker. Serve together with apple salsa on the bed of fresh tortillas.

Step 4

For apple salsa: In a mixing bowl, combine all salsa ingredients. Toss well.

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