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    Carnitas, Simple but Amazing!

    Carnitas, Simple but Amazing!. Photo by tasmith1

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs

    tasmith1's Note:

    This is a simple yet amazingly delicious recipe. Yes it's a lot like others posted on the site, yet this is the simplest and if cooked according to the directions you'll have everyone raving about it! Everyone will want to take some leftovers.

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    1. 1
      Cut the Pork crosswise into at least thirds. Combine and mix Pork, water, Orange Juice, Garlic, Salt and Orange Zest in a Deep very large skillet or a Dutch Oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and Simmer for at least 1 hr and 45 minutes or until the pork is so tender that it is falling apart. Stir and add more water as necessary to keep the pork partially submerged, although I've never had to do this.
    2. 2
      Transfer to a skillet if you used a Dutch Oven. You may need to drain off some of the liquid at this point. You will want to break up the Pork into small pieces and boil off the remaining liquid until the pork starts to brown and get crispy edges.
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      Serve with Tomatillo Salsa (Smoky, Spicy Tomatillo Salsa Verde Aka Green Hell! is fantastic!), Corn Tortillas and whatever other fixings you like.

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    • on January 07, 2010


      Love this, especially with the sticky spanish rice you posted! Good stuff!

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    Nutritional Facts for Carnitas, Simple but Amazing!

    Serving Size: 1 (180 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 68.4
    Calories from Fat 21
    Total Fat 2.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 14.0 mg
    Sodium 790.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 4.2 g

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