Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pork Carnitas with EXTREME FIBER Tortillas

Extreme Fiber Tortillas by La Banderita are one of my new favorite grocery store finds. They pack a whopping 12 grams of fiber in each tortilla and have 8 grams pf protein and are only 72 calories each!You can find them at I use them with everything now to give me that extra fiber to help with weight loss.

Today I made some carnitas in the crock pot with another favorite product-Goya's Mojo Crijollo. Its basically a marinade made from bitter orange, lemon and onion and garlic.

I found a slow cooker Carnitas recipe on so I figured I could use my Mojo marinade instead of what the recipe called for and throw it in the crock pot with my boneless country style pork ribs and some sliced onion and baby bell peppers.

Here's my recipe:

Carnitas with Mojo

1 1.5 pound package country style boneless pork ribs

1 bottle mojo Criollo marinade

1 small quartered and sliced

3-4 baby bells (I used orange and red)

Put all ingredients into crock pot and cook on high for about 4 hours-or until pork is falling apart. With a slotted spoon transfer pork to cutting board and pull apart with fingers. If you want you can remove the onions and peppers and discard or you can serve it along with the carnitas.

Serve in warmed tortillas with cilantro, lime, and queso fresco. You can top with salsa if you like. I prefer to top mine with queso fresco a twist of lime, cilantro and a bit of tomatilla salsa.


Alyssa said...

This sounds sooo yummy. I am going to look for that marinade. There is practically an entire aisle for Goya products in my store so I am sure I'll be able to find it.

Anonymous said...

WOW....that looks so good! One day I will try it. Or print it out and pretend like I will one day.

Anonymous said...

Fiber is fab.

JenSessions said...

I enjoy your have fun and different recipes that I will attempt to that honey nut chicken! I just put up a very tasty recipe for cheesecakes.
Also I have always wanted to have my own little garden and yours inspires me, you make it look easy besides the bugs :) Any tips on cucumbers?


JillyJill said...

I just bought those tortillas this weekend and made a wrap. They are yummy. I {heart} Carnitas any way, especially slow cooked. I don't think I've ever seen that Mojo stuff. Gotta look for it.