How to Cook Healthier Carnitas

Restaurant carnitas are not defatted and are made crunchy by frying them in lard. Try this cleaned up recipe which does not make them fat free, but DOES eliminate 50% of the fat but none of the taste!

How to Cook Healthier Carnitas Recipe
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Place pork roast fat side down in crockpot. Season with sea salt, fresh pepper and garlic. Cook on high 6-7 hours. Do not lift lid. Do not add liquid.

Place pork roast fat side down in crockpot. Season with sea salt, fresh pepper and garlic. Cook on high 6-7 hours. Do not lift lid. Do not add liquid.

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Pork is done when it falls apart when you twist a fork in it. Remove from liquid. Shred pork on roasting pan.

Pork is done when it falls apart when you twist a fork in it. Remove from liquid. Shred pork on roasting pan.

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Place pork under broiler for 5-10 minutes until desired crispiness.

Place pork under broiler for 5-10 minutes until desired crispiness.

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Plate your carnitas with onion, cilantro and lime and other sides for a traditional family style or holiday meal

Plate your carnitas with onion, cilantro and lime and other sides for a traditional family style or holiday meal

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Serve with chopped onion, lime, cilantro and warm tortillas. I serve with salsa fresca and vegetarian charro beans as well

Serve with chopped onion, lime, cilantro and warm tortillas. I serve with salsa fresca and vegetarian charro beans as well

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