Carnitas are delicious wrapped in tortillas. Serve with shredded iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onion, and cilantro.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 10
1½ pounds lean bottom round, cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, minced
¼ cup habanero salsa
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons ground chipotle
1 teaspoon New Mexican chili powder
½ teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
Quickly brown the beef in a nonstick skillet. Add to a 4-quart slow cooker.
In a small bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients. Pour over the beef. Stir.
Cook on low for 6 hours, remove the cover, and cook on high for 30 minutes. Stir before serving.
PER SERVING Calories: 140 | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 140mg | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fiber: <1g | Protein: 14g
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