My Party Pork Roasted Carnitas

Elizabeth Backus


This is a great Party meal to feed a few or a large crowd. Growing up in a large family, buffet style is how we went about feeding a hungry flock. For every Birthday, Holiday or special occasion this recipe will leave you Satisfied.

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Who's ready for a flavor party! This is a wonderful recipe for feeding a crowd or just a hungry family. Great flavor, great dish.


1-5-6 lb
pork shoulder blade roast boneless
1/3 c
rice vinegar


2 tsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)


doz. corn tortillas
2 c
dice onions
1 c
chopped cilantro
2 c
chopped tomatoes
avacados sliced in 1/8 slices
3 c
shredded cabbage
1 c
sliced radishes
limes sliced in wedges
jar of la victoria green salsa (optional)

How to Make My Party Pork Roasted Carnitas


  • 1preheat oven to 350 Degrees
  • 2Sprinkle Roast with rice vinegar all over. then rub with the dry rub mixture all over so it is completely cover. (Depending how big a roast you make, you might have to adjust the dry rub mixture, making a little more.) Put Roast in a deep baking pan and cover with foil bake at 350 degrees for 2-1/2-3 hours depending on how big Roast is.
  • 3Uncover Roast, remove most of the fat dripping don't remove it all. Reserve about 1-cup of dripping.(very important!) Shred Roast with two forks and spread out in baking pan. Return to oven and bake about 1/2 hour to 45min until meat is crispy and tender (If your Roast gets to dry while roasting add the 1 cup dripping you reserved for later.) and bake for another 5 min. so everything can incorporate. Remove from Oven and your Meat is Ready.
  • 4While your Meat is cooking, You can chop, slice, shred all your fixing.

    You can warm your tortilla's right before you serve them and keep them warm in a tortilla warmer.
  • 5I set everything Buffet style so everyone can fix their Tacos to their liking. I also put a big dish of Rice and Beans to go along with the Tacos.
    A Margarita or big tall glass of Beer goes great with these Tacos. Enjoy!

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About My Party Pork Roasted Carnitas

Course/Dish: Pork, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #Party, #tacos, #Anyttime