Slow Cooker Carnitas


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (optional)


1. Drizzle oil in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Combine dried spices, then sprinkle over the pork tenderloin.
3. Squeeze in juice from the lime and add the 1/4 cup orange juice.
4. Cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours for most tender pork. If faster is time desired cook on high setting for 4 hours.
5. Shred cooked pork using 2 forks. Mix in fresh cilantro if desired and serve.

Helpful hints

Nutrients per serving

Calories 219

Protein 27 g

Carbohydrates 3 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 80 mg

Sodium 55 mg

Potassium 407 mg

Phosphorus 232 mg

Calcium 17 mg

Fiber 0.3 g

Added Sugar 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

3-1/2 meat

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