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"carnitas" (mexican dish ) by freda

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Vanc. (born in Savannah, Ga), WA

Carnitas are a favorite and famous Mexican dish. It involves long cooking time. So if you make these plan on time.But they are worth every minute. The aroma of this cooking is amazing, and so good. Serve these with Warm Corn Tortillas, Gaucamole, Pico-de-gallo, and . ... oh YUMMMM.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For "carnitas" (mexican dish ) by freda

  • 4 Lbs
    boneless pork shoulder (fat trimed)
  • 2 Cans
    (16oz) chicken broth
  • 5 - 6 clove
    garlic, (grounded in a mortar)
  • 1 TBS
    cuimin seeds (grounded in a mortar)
  • 2 lge
    onions, cut in quarters
  • 1/2 bunch
    fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper & season to you own tastes

How To Make "carnitas" (mexican dish ) by freda

  • 1
    Cut Pork into Chuncks, and discard the big pieces of Fat. ( I leave a little on, as it adds Flavor)
  • 2
    Add pork chunks, Broth, Garlic,Cumin, Onion, & cilantro in a dutch oven. (if necessary add a little water till meat is covered)
  • 3
    Bring this to a boil, reduce eat to low, and simmer for about 3-4 hrs or until meat is very soft and pulls apart easily (fork tender) NOTE: be careful not to shred the meat, it needs to stay chunky, but tender.
  • 4
    Remove meat from the pot, and place in roasting pan. Discard the onion broth. Break meat apart into smaller chunks.( DO NOT SHRED) should be in mall chunks.
  • 5
    BAKE IN OVEN @ 450. about 20 minutes, or until meat is brown and a bit crispy
  • 6
    Heat Tortillas, serve with your favorites topping in your tortillas. I usually make either Spanish rice or Pinto Beans with this. NOTE: you can adjust the Garlic, cumin, & onions cilantro salt and pepper to your personal liking. ENJOY. This is an Authenic recipe of our Family's Mexican Relatives, & sisters.!

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