Pork Carnitas

Active: 30 minutesTotal: 2 - 4 hoursMakes: 5 - 6 lb. carnitas

A great start to wonderful Mexican cuisine.

Pork Carnitas

Original source: Allrecipies

Ingredients

  • 6 - 8 lb. pork shoulder (Boston butt roast), cut into 2-3 in. pieces
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 32 oz. containers chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • seasonings:
    • salt & pepper
    • cumin
    • chili powder
    • oregano
    • thyme
    • dried yellow mustard

Equipment

  • large skillet
  • dutch oven
  • cutting board & knife

Setup

none

Process

  1. Heat oil in skillet and brown all sides of each piece of meat.
  2. Combine all ingredients except broth in dutch oven. I usually do 1 tbsp. chili powder and cumin to 1 tsp. other seasonings
  3. Add broth until ingredients are mostly covered.
  4. Heat to boiling, then simmer for up to 3 hours.
  5. Remove from pan and place on cutting board. Shred pork between two forks.
  6. Optional: Can bake in 400°F oven for 20-30 minutes until browned further.

Notes

2016-12-12 - Made really delicious burritos and nachos for Monday Night. I saved the broth to use as a chili base later this winter