Monday, April 25, 2011

Cook It- Mexican Pulled Pork

The weather is keeping us indoors today so we have decided to do a big Mexican cook up for some of our friends.  The slow cooker has been on for hours, filling the house with the sweet aroma of this slow cooked Mexican Pork.



Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 4 oz (1/2 cup) Old Points: 4 pts Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 176 • Fat: 7.7g Protein: 25.8 g Carb: 1.3 g Fiber: 0.1 g

  • 2.5 lb pork shoulder blade roast, lean, all fat removed
  • 6 cloves garlic, cut into sliver
  • cumin
  • adobo
  • garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup 99% fat free chicken broth
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (to taste)
  • 2 bay leaves
Season pork with salt and pepper. In a medium sauté pan on medium-high heat, brown pork on all sides for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Using a sharp knife, insert blade into pork, cutting small holes and insert garlic slivers. Season pork generously with cumin, adobo and garlic powder all over.

Pour chicken broth in the crockpot, add bay leaves and chipotle peppers. Place pork in crock pot and cover. Cook low for 8 hours. After 8 hours, shred pork using two forks and combine well with the juices that accumulated at the bottom. Remove bay leaves and adjust salt and cumin (you will probably need to add more). Let it cook another 15-30 minutes.

I've sneakily taken the lid off the crock pot for a sample. It's pretty bloody good.  All that's left to do is set the table and warm the tortilla's.

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