Carnitas Tacos

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Serving: 10

Featured in the Living Well Eating Smart newsletter issue #77 (May 17th to July 11th, 2018).

Recipe provided by Vita Coco. For more ways to cook with your Vita Coco, visit their website.

Tender pork with crisp bright flavor

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse fresh produce.

3. Rub pork shoulder with salt; then, marinate overnight in coconut water, peppers, white onion and garlic. Wash hands after handling raw pork.

4. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Braise pork in a covered pan for 2 hours.

6. Meanwhile, marinate red onion in lime juice and a pinch of salt.

7. Remove pork from oven and pull apart when cool enough to handle.

8. Heat up tortillas.

9. Top tortillas with pork, red onions and your choice of garnish. Serve right away and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts Per Serving*:
Calories 300
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 290 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 18 g
*Analysis done with corn tortillas and without optional avocado garnish.