Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

Serve on toothpicks, or with tostadas and guacamole. From Elena's Secrets of Mexican cooking. Posted for ZWT 5.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs lean pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 12 teaspoon msg (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. Combine all ingredients and let stand for an hour.
  3. Bake in a shallow baking pan for 2 hours, periodically pouring off any fat that accumulates.
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these carnitas are dangerous in their yumminess.

MarraMamba February 19, 2012