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Slow Cooker Ranch Carnitas

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 8 hr
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients (6)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (5)

  1. 1
    In a small bowl, stir the Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix Shaker with the olive oil. Rub the mixture all over the surface of the meat.
  2. 2
    Place the pork in a slow cooker and top with the onion. Squeeze the orange juice over the meat and place the two spent halves into the pot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  3. 3
    Once the meat is cooked and cool enough, pull apart with a fork.
  4. 4
    Serve with tortillas and desired toppings (cabbage, sour cream and avocado work well).
  5. 5
    For a more traditional preparation, heat a large sauté pan coated with olive oil over high heat. Press the carnitas into the pan and cook until crusty on one side before serving.
    1. 1
      In a small bowl, stir the Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix Shaker with the olive oil. Rub the mixture all over the surface of the meat.
    2. 2
      Place the pork in the inner pot of your multi-cooker and top with the onion. Squeeze the orange juice over the meat and place the two spent halves into the pot, along with 1 cup chicken broth.
    3. 3
      Turn on the multi-cooker and secure lid, setting pressure valve to “sealing.” Select “manual” or “pressure cook” and cook on high-pressure for 60 minutes. Select “cancel” to turn off the machine.
    4. 4
      Allow the pressure valve to natural pressure release for at least 10 minutes, then quick-release the pressure by turning the seal to “venting.”
    5. 5
      Once the meat is cooked and cool enough, pull apart with a fork. Serve in tortillas with desired topping. For a more traditional preparation, see step 5 of the standard recipe.

    * Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Really great recipe. Makes a really tasty dish. Great taste
Date published: 2021-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HV - Slow Cooker Ranch Carnitas So good and tasty. A different recipe for pork. I recommend for cook outs.
Date published: 2020-06-26
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