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    14 hrs

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    2 hrs

    sasha's kitchen's Note:

    This is a recipe from Jane Milton's Mexican cook book,carnitas literally means little meats,can be eaten as part of a main dish or used to fill tacos or burritos.if the carnitas are served in tacos or burritos,shred or chop them.

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    for the salsa

    • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 8 pickled jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons orange juice


    1. 1
      grind the bay leaves,thyme and marjoram to a fine powder.
    2. 2
      cut the pork into 2 inch cubes,marinate with the spice powder over night,minimum 2 hours.
    3. 3
      mix all the salsa ingredients,cover and chill until needed.
    4. 4
      heat the lard in a big pot,add the marinated pork cubes,with orange wadges,garlic and onion,brown the pork cubes on all sides.
    5. 5
      discard the onion and garlic,cover the pot,cook over low heat for about 1.5 hours.
    6. 6
      discard the oranges and cook uncovered until all the meat juices have been absorbed and the pork cubes are crispy outside and tender inside.
    7. 7
      serve with flour tortillas and the salsa.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 15, 2013

      I got this recipe from the same cookbook.It's been a favorite for years.The hint of orange and sweetness is what really makes it special!

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    • on April 08, 2010


      This made for great tasting burritos. My mom and dad came to help me plant a garden and this was how I thanked them. Made for a great lunch and my dad was thrilled to be able to take home the left overs! Made for Pac 10.

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    Nutritional Facts for Carnitas

    Serving Size: 1 (457 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1122.1
    Calories from Fat 575
    Total Fat 63.9 g
    Saturated Fat 23.0 g
    Cholesterol 227.3 mg
    Sodium 1211.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 65.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.8 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 74.9 g

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