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5.5 hours
8 servings
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dairy-free
gluten-free
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
boneless pork butt
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
boneless pork butt
vegetarian
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Not vegetarian due to:
boneless pork butt
pescatarian
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Not pescatarian due to:
boneless pork butt
paleo
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This recipe fits right into a balanced diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 1.1% of RDA
• Calories: 21.9% of RDA
• Carbs: 1.7% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 40.0% of RDA
• Fiber: 1.3% of RDA
• Fructose: 1.9% of RDA
• Protein: 37.1% of RDA
• Sodium: 22.2% of RDA
• Sugar: 9.0% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 2.4% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 40.6% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 15.1% of RDA
• Iron: 1.1% of RDA
• Magnesium: 13.9% of RDA
• Manganese: 1.8% of RDA
• Niacin: 47.6% of RDA
• Potassium: 23.2% of RDA
• Zinc: 48.6% of RDA
If all nutritional components are less than 50% of RDA (and all vitamins and minerals are less than 400% of RDA) the recipe gets a “Bon Appétit” rating.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
4.61
g
Calories
438
 
Fiber
0.358
g
Iron
0.201
mg
Protein
41.7
g
Sodium
299
mg
Sugars
2.81
g
Fat (total lipid)
24.5
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
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Ingredient
 
1
whole
+
-
 
diced.
 
4
cloves
+
-
 
peeled, whole.
 
2
whole
+
-
 
 
1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
chopped.
 
1/2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
1/2
tsp
+
-
 
 
3
lbs
+
-
 
 
1/2
cups
+
-
 
freshly squeezed.
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Dice the onion and peel the garlic cloves. Place the onion, garlic, and cinnamon sticks in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2.
In a small bowl, combine the oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, and chipotle powder.
3.
Cut the pork roast into 2-inch cubes. Place the cubed meat in a bowl and sprinkle the spice mix over top. Toss the meat in the spices until evenly coated.
4.
Place the seasoned meat in the slow cooker on top of the onion, garlic, and cinnamon.
5.
Use a vegetable peeler to remove the thin layer of orange zest from one of the oranges.
6.
Squeeze about ½ cup juice from the oranges. Pour the orange juice over the meat in the slow cooker, than sprinkle the pieces of orange zest over top.
7.
Place a lid on the slow cooker, turn it on to high, and cook for 5 hours, or until the meat is tender and falls apart.
8.
Use tongs to stir and shred the meat, and remove the cinnamon sticks. Transfer the meat and some of the liquid to a skillet (preferably non-stick or cast iron).
9.
Cook the meat over medium flame until browned and crispy on the edges. Avoid stirring the meat too much as it will break down into tiny pieces. Use the crispy meat as a filling for tacos, burritos, nachos, or burrito bowls.
   
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 438
Protein 41.7 g
Carbohydrates 4.61 g
Iron 0.20 mg
Fiber 0.36 g
Calcium 11.0 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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