Pork Carnitas with Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Slaw

Looking for something different for Taco Tuesday? The tangy pork carnitas with the sweet and smoky BBQ sauce and crunchy acidic slaw make for the perfect taco.

Pork Chops ready to cook in the crock pot:

The BBQ Sauce:

Toss pork with BBQ Sauce:

Make the Slaw:

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Pork Carnitas with Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Slaw

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 6 hrs, 15 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

FOR THE PORK CARNITAS:

  • 4  bone in pork chops
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 TBSP Ground Coriander
  • 1 TBSP Ground Cumin
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TBSP Pepper

FOR THE BBQ SAUCE:

  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 1 TBSP Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TBSP Ground Coriander
  • 1 TBSP Ground Cumin
  • 2 TBSP Finely Chopped Chipotles in Adobo
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Onion Powder

FOR THE SLAW:

  • 2 Cup Chopped Green Cabbage
  • 1 Cup Thinly Sliced Red Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro, Shredded
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions:

1.Lay 4 Pork Chops in the slow cooker. Add the juices, garlic and powders evenly over the pork chops. Place lid on slow cooker and turn the slow cooker on low for 6 hrs, rotating pork chops half way through.  Once done,let pork chops cool slightly and shred into bite sized pieces.

2.  Make BBQ Sauce: Add all ingredients into a medium sauce pan and whisk. Bring up to a simmer and cook for 15 min, until thickened. Remove from heat and add the pork to the BBQ Sauce and toss together.

3. Make the slaw: Chop the cabbage and red onion. Place in a medium bowl and add cilantro. Add Lime juice and greek yogurt. Toss  together until evenly distributed.

4. Serve in corn tortillas and chips with salsa.

ENJOY!

Nutritional Information (According to Myfitnesspal)

Calories (per serving): 321

Fat (g) 6.6

Saturated (g): 1.8

Cholesterol (mg): 70.2

Sodium (mg): 632.1

Fiber (g): 3.7

Sugars (g): 302.

Protein (g): 27.6

Vitamin A (%): 27.1

Vitamin c (%) 64.1

Calcium (%) 9.1

Iron (5): 12.2

4 thoughts on “Pork Carnitas with Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Slaw

  1. love your recipes. i wanted to print one of them. is there anyway you can print just the recipe without having to print 11 pages of the pictures and steps

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    1. As of right now,probably the best way would be to copy the recipe and paste it onto a word document and print it. WordPress.com doesn’t let me use recipe plugins to make that easier. Let me know if that works for you.

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