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Carnitas Recipe

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  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 8 Hours
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 8 Servings
  • A great Mexican dish all will enjoy.


  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4-5 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 jar Ortega® Salsa
  • 8 Ortega® Soft Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup white onion
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 package BBQ Pulled Pork Mix


  1. Place onions in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Combine pulled pork mix with water and pour into slow cooker.
  3. Place pork shoulder in slow cooker. Add cumin and salsa.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  5. Remove shoulder and place on cutting board. With two forks, shred meat and place in skillet.


  6. Remove excess fat from sauce by pouring into fat separator or skimming from surface using large spoon.
  7. Pour sauce over pulled meat and reheat, allowing sauce to reduce, about 10 minutes.
  8. To serve, place some pulled pork on a steamed flour tortilla and top with a tablespoon of diced onions and cilantro.