Slow Cooker Carnitas with Apple Salsa

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  • 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
  • Fat

    7 g
  • Saturated Fat

    2 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    0.4 g
  • Cholesterol

    51 mg
  • Sodium

    761 mg
  • Potassium

    626 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    73 g
  • Fiber

    3 g
  • Sugars

    41 g
  • Protein

    25 g

Slow cooker carnitas with apple salsa. Very delicious and easy Mexican recipe. Adapted from https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/slow-cooker-cider-carnitas-with-fresh-apple-salsa/ You may also like The best Crock Pot baked Ziti

Slow Cooker Carnitas with Apple salsa

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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