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Dr. Pepper Carnitas

YIELD

10 servings

TYPE

Dinner

TIME

6-8 hours

LEVEL

Beginner

Crispy and delicious!

Ingredients

– Pork shoulder – Dr. Pepper – Jalapenos – Garlic cloves – Onion – Cumin – Oregano – Chili powder – Salt – Black pepper – Bacon grease or olive oil (for crisping)

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Prepare veggies

1

Prepare jalapeno, onion, and garlic, then add to Slow Cooker or Instant Pot.

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Season pork shoulder

2

Add cumin, oregano, chili powder, black pepper, and salt to a bowl and mix to combine. Coat the pork shoulder with the seasoning.

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Add pork & Dr. Pepper

3

Add pork shoulder and Dr. Pepper. Slow cook on high for 6 hours, low for 8 hours. In Instant Pot, Slow Cook on Normal for 8 hours, More for 7 ½ hours.

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Shred pork & strain

4

Remove lid once cooking time is up. Shred the pork in the liquid before removing it. Fish out the shredded pork and put in a sieve or spider to remove excess liquid.

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Arrange pork in pan

5

Heat 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in skillet over medium heat. Once heated, arrange shredded pork in an even layer in the pan and cook, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes.

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Crisp shredded pork

6

Using tongs, flip the pork. It should appear golden brown and crispy. Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes.

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Serve!

7

Remove from heat and serve hot! These Crispy Slow Cooked Dr. Pepper Carnitas make fantastic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas

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