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Weight Watchers Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker)

Weight Watchers Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker) Recipe


Weight Watchers Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker) Recipe. This dish is a fantastic way to bring a bit of Mexican flair to your table, without any fuss.

You’ll need some basic ingredients like pork, a blend of spices including chili powder and cumin, and a few extras like orange juice and tomato paste to create a rich flavor base.

What’s great about this recipe is its versatility. You can serve these pork carnitas in tacos, burritos, or even over a bed of rice. It’s all about what you’re in the mood for.

The slow cooker does most of the work, so you can just set it and forget it until it’s time to eat.

A little tip: shredding the pork when it’s just cool enough to handle makes the process a breeze.

Closeup overhead view of a Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Pork Carnita.

Weight Watchers Points


4 Points (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan

4 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart Points

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Closeup overhead view of a Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Pork Carnita.

Weight Watchers Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker)

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Weight Watchers Pork Carnitas made in a slow cooker. Perfect for tacos or burritos, this tender, spiced pork dish is a great lunch or dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 8 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 23 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Mix chili powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, and ¾ teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  • Rub this spice mix all over the pork.
  • Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray and heat it over medium-high heat.
  • Place the pork in the skillet. Cook it, turning it sometimes, until it's browned everywhere, which takes about 8 minutes.
  • In a slow cooker, whisk together orange juice and tomato paste.
  • Add the browned pork, beer, garlic, cinnamon stick, and bay leaves to the slow cooker.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6–7 hours, until the pork is really tender.
  • Move the pork to a cutting board.
  • Take out the garlic, cinnamon stick, and bay leaves from the slow cooker. Throw away the cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Keep the garlic.
  • Mash the garlic with a fork and put it in a small bowl.
  • Add the remaining ¾ teaspoon salt to the mashed garlic and mix.
  • When the pork is cool enough to touch, shred it into pieces using two forks.
  • Put the shredded pork in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the cooking liquid from the slow cooker, the garlic-salt mix, and lime juice into the pork.

Notes

Serving Size ½ cup
4 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan
4 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5CupCalories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 21gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 421mgPotassium: 431mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 308IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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