Carnitas

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Top Review by Countrywife

The pork was moist and tender. I used 4 garlic cloves, but the seasonings are uninspired. Bland, bland, bland. Basically boiled pork. With carrots and potatos it'd be a boiled dinner. It's definately NOT the carnitas I'm used to. The recipie has possibilities, but definately needs work.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the pork, water, onion, garlic and salt in a large pot or Dutch oven. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 1-1 1/2 hours or until the pork is very tender.
  2. Drain the fat. Melt the lard in a saucepan. As soon as it bubbles, add the orange juice and the milk, then the pork.
  3. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until the meat is browned, 15-20 minutes (the orange juice and milk will cook off, leaving the pork brown).
  4. Drain the meat immediately and place in a colander to let the excess grease run off.
  5. Serve with hot corn tortillas and salsa, avocado or guacamole. To make the tacos you can add chop onion, cilantro and some drops of freshly squeezed lime juice.

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