Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

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Mandy Holmes


After removing from the oven I like to shred the meat and mix it with homemade beans and Spanish rice to make a burrito filling but would also make a good taco filling on it's own

This recipe is off the Farmland Carnitas meat pkg.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
2 Hr


  • 2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 lb
    pork picnic shoulder meat

How to Make Pork Carnitas


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all seasonings in small bowl; mix well.
  2. Place meat in 13x9 baking dish and sprinkle meat with seasoning mix on and coat thoroughly
  3. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake for 1 1/2 -2 hrs or until very tender. Remove foil and bake an additional 15-20 min until meat is crisp on outside. Shred or slice meat to your liking

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About Pork Carnitas

Course/Dish: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #food

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