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Spicy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $0.74

$0.74 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

10 gluten-free,dairy-free,paleo,primal,gluten free,dairy free,paleolithic,primal side dish
spoonacular Score:45%

Spoonacular Score: 45%

 

Need a gluten free, dairy free, paleolithic, and primal side dish? Spicy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas could be a tremendous recipe to try. This recipe serves 10. One portion of this dish contains approximately 10g of protein, 5g of fat, and a total of 106 calories. For 74 cents per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of ground cumin, garlic cloves, salt and pepper, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 45%, this dish is solid. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas, Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas, and The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 tsp
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp onion powder
onion powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps chili powder
chili powder
0.5
0.5  ground cayenne pepper
ground cayenne pepper
1 lb
1 lb pork tenderloin
pork tenderloin
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
3 large
3 large bell peppers
bell peppers
3
3  whole garlic cloves
whole garlic cloves
0.5 large
0.5 large vidalia onion
vidalia onion
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cherry juice
cherry juice
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp
onion powder
0.5 tsps chili powder
0.5 tsps
chili powder
0.5  ground cayenne pepper
0.5
ground cayenne pepper
1 lb pork tenderloin
1 lb
pork tenderloin
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
3 large bell peppers
3 large
bell peppers
3  whole garlic cloves
3
whole garlic cloves
0.5 large vidalia onion
0.5 large
vidalia onion
0.25 cups cherry juice
0.25 cups
cherry juice
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper

Equipment

slow cooker
slow cooker
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
slow cooker
slow cooker
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the cumin, onion powder, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Rub the mixture onto the pork tenderloin making sure to cover it completely. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over med-high heat. Add the pork tenderloin to the pan and sear, approximately 1-2 minutes on each side. Place the tenderloin in the bottom of a slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Cover with the peppers, onions and cherry pepper juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until the meat shreds easily with a fork. Uncover and shred the meat using two forks. Stir the carnitas mixture with the juice, cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Serve with whatever idea you dream up. I toasted corn tortillas and added the carnitas mixture.topped it with red onion, pepper jack cheese, diced tomatoes, lettuce and avocado. Instead of sour cream I used Chobani low-fat greek yogurt.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.74
Ingredient
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoons chili powder
½ ground cayenne pepper
1 pound pork tenderloin
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 larges bell peppers
3 whole garlic cloves
½ larges vidalia onion
¼ cups cherry juice
Price
$0.13
$0.10
$0.04
$0.06
$3.53
$0.33
$2.47
$0.20
$0.47
$0.11
$7.44

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, pasture raised pork to avoid antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified feed. It is better for your health, for the animals, and for the planet. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating vegetarian meals more often during the week so you can splurge on better meat on the weekends.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
106 Calories
10g Protein
4g Total Fat
5g Carbs
11% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
106
5%

Fat
4g
7%

  Saturated Fat
0.94g
6%

Carbohydrates
5g
2%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
29mg
10%

Sodium
49mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
20%

Vitamin C
64mg
78%

Vitamin B1
0.48mg
32%

Vitamin A
1594IU
32%

Vitamin B6
0.53mg
26%

Selenium
14µg
20%

Vitamin B3
3mg
18%

Phosphorus
130mg
13%

Vitamin B2
0.2mg
12%

Potassium
323mg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Folate
26µg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.56mg
6%

Magnesium
21mg
5%

Fiber
1g
5%

Iron
0.92mg
5%

Manganese
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.24µg
4%

Copper
0.06mg
3%

Calcium
14mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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