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April Recipe of the Month

Slow Cooker Carnitas
     From the kitchen of heypreslie.com

 
This is perfect to make on a Sunday while you're meal prepping. It can be paired with veggies, beans, rice and just about anything else to make a variety of balanced dishes for meals all week.
 
​Ingredients:​
  • ​​2-3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • Season Salt
  • 16 oz jar green salsa
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium white onion diced
​Directions:
  1. ​Trim fat off meat and pat dry.
  2. Cut into chunks,
    ​ about​  3-4 inches long.​
  3. Season all over with season-salt and sear on all sides in a hot pan with cooking spray to lock in flavor - you're going for a nice brown crust all over.
  4. Move to a crock pot and cover with the salsa, garlic, and onion and cook for 4-6 hours or until tender. 
  5. Shred it and toss in juices.
  6. ​Enjoy! :) ​
​If you like your carnitas a little more traditional and crispy, you can throw the portion you're going to eat in a hot fry pan for just a couple minutes. I don't recommend storing for the week after putting in the hot fry pan, as it may get too dry when you reheat again. 
 
Nutrition 
Per 100g: 7.1g carb, 2.3g fat, ​21.6g protein - 141 calories.
 
Carnitas

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