my party pork roasted carnitas

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Elizabeth Backus
from Issaquah, WA

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Who is ready for a flavor party? These pork carnitas are fantastic. It's a wonderful recipe to feed a crowd or a hungry family. Easy to prepare, the meat is juicy and full of flavor. A tasty shredded pork recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 3 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For my party pork roasted carnitas

  • 1-5-6 lb
    pork shoulder blade roast boneless
  • 1/3 c
    rice vinegar
  • DRY RUB
  • 2 tsp
    Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  • FIXING
  • 24
    corn tortillas
  • 2 c
    diced onions
  • 1 c
    chopped cilantro
  • 2 c
    chopped tomatoes
  • 3
    avocados, sliced in 1/8 slices
  • 3 c
    shredded cabbage
  • 1 c
    sliced radishes
  • 3
    limes, sliced in wedges
  • 1 jar
    La Victoria green salsa (16 oz, optional)

How To Make my party pork roasted carnitas

  • Oven set to preheat to 350 degrees.
    1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rice vinegar and spices rubbed over the pork roast.
    2
    Sprinkle roast with rice vinegar all over. Then rub with the dry rub mixture all over so it completely covers the meat. (Depending on how big a roast you make, you might have to adjust the dry rub mixture, making a little more.)
  • Roast in a baking dish in the oven.
    3
    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 the roast is.
  • Drippings removed from the baking dish.
    4
    Uncover roast. Remove most of the fat dripping don't remove it all. Reserve about 1-cup of drippings (very important!).
  • Shredding the pork.
    5
    Shred roast with two forks and spread out in baking pan.
  • Shredded pork continuing to bake in the oven.
    6
    Return to oven and bake about 30 to 45 min until meat is crispy and tender. (If your roast gets too 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.
  • Prepped fixings in a bowl.
    7
    While your meat is cooking, you can chop, slice, and shred all your fixing. You can warm your tortillas right before you serve them and keep them warm in a tortilla warmer.
  • My Party Pork Roasted Carnitas in corn tortillas.
    8
    I 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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