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20 Minute, 3 Ingredient Meal

These 3 products are available at Trader Joe's.  

Many people avoid carnitas because of the high fat content.  If you follow these simple instructions you can get rid of 95% of the fat:

1 pkg of cooked carnitas meat in fridge section of TJ's.
1 container of fresh pico-de-gallo salsa (hot or mild)
1 roll of cooked polenta
(optional garnish: avocado and yogurt)

1. Remove wrapper and place carnitas meat in a glass container, cover with paper towel, heat for 2 minutes.  Put meat on chopping board and let cool, while you:
2. Slice polenta roll into about 10 - 12 slices.  (about 1/3' thick).  Saute over med-high heat for about 3 min each side. (I use ghee or avocado oil for the saute.
3. Pull apart the cooled carnitas and remove all of the visible fat.  There will be a lot! Tear or shred into bite-size pieces.
4. Place sautéed polenta circles in an ovenproof dish. Cover with carnitas pieces. Pour over pico-de-gallo salsa and serve!
5.  I usually garnish with avocado slices and whole plain yogurt or sour cream.

If you fix this early in the day, you can microwave the polenta-carnitas dish for about 2 - 3 min, then finish with salsa and garnish.  Truly, 20 minutes is all it takes.

Mary Anne Robinson, MS Bio-Nutrition
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