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These slow cooker pork carnitas make dinnertime a breeze!  Make these slow cooker pork carnitas with Real Flavor, Real Fast and pair with rice and black beans for a delicious dinner on busy nights!

slow cooker pork carnitasThis post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

A dinner full of real flavor, real fast!

With the holidays in full force, getting dinner on the table has been quite the challenge!  Our days are filled with errands, events, and plenty of holiday excitement.  But, Hubs and I prefer a homemade meal over eating out all of the time.  Since Hubs is a HUGE fan of pork carnitas…and I’m working on my Puerto Rican cooking skills for him, we just had to give the Smithfield® Seasoned Carnitas a try.  And they are delicious….the Smithfield Seasoned Carnitas provide Real Flavor, Real Fast!  The seasoning is just perfect and I love that I can literally do nothing other than toss them in the slow cooker with 1/2 cup of water and turn them on low to cook while we’re out.

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Then, when we’re ready to eat I just whipped up some yellow rice and black beans.  Now, to get the true Puerto Rican flavor for canned black beans all you have to do is take one 12 oz can of black beans and add in 2 TBS of sofrito seasoning (a mixture of red and green peppers with onions and tomato paste), 2 TBS of tomato paste, one chicken bouillion cube, and half a can of water.

With the Smithfield Seasoned Carnitas cooking all day in the slow cooker it was so nice to come home and take less than 25 minutes to make the rice and black beans for a home cooked meal with minimal effort.

Hubs was super impressed that the Smithfield Seasoned Carnitas taste just like the slow cooker pork carnitas that he grew up eating in Puerto Rico.  That’s because Smithfield Marinated Pork is 100% fresh pork that’s slow marinated in the bag.  We will definitely be buying Smithfield Seasoned Carnitas from now on because of the delicious flavor and ease of cooking…seriously, they provide such Real Flavor, Real Fast!

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You can find Smithfield Seasoned Carnitas in the meat department of Food Lion….and at a very affordable price!  Food Lion carries several varieties of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products that can have dinner ready in just 30 minutes!

Visit your local Food Lion and give these Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products at try:

  • Loin Filets:
    • Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet
    • Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet
  • Tenderloins:
    • Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloin
    • Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin
  • Roasts:
    • Sweet & Smoky Pork Roast

Even the kids gobbled up every single bite!

You can find more delicious Smithfield recipes here.

Bye for now!

Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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