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Recipe by
Sherry Wright
New London, MN

From Los Taquitos, in Pheonix AZ

prep time 2 Hr 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For carnittas

  • pork butt - (shoulder)
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1
    head of garlic (cut the ends off)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 c
    condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 c

How To Make carnittas

  • 1
    Trim some of the fat cap off of the pork shoulder, (not much though)
  • 2
    Cut into sizable chunks just to fit into your pot. Leave the bone in.
  • 3
    Cut some slices in the meat before placing in the pot.
  • 4
    Add cinnamon sticks, garlic, salt, condensed milk, cola, water (enough to cover)
  • 5
    Cover cook for two hours, till falling off bone.
  • 6
    Shredd meat off bone.
  • 7
    Fry the meat, put into small warm corn tortillas, add toppings of choice. (Cilantro, red onion, taco sauce are the recomendations)