Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins
Carnitas from Bon Apetit
- 4 lbs country-style boneless pork ribs
- 2 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh orange juice
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1⁄4 cup brandy
- warm corn tortilla
- avocado salsa
- Cut pork pieces crosswise into thirds. Cut off any big chunks of fat from pork and reserve; leave small pieces of fat attached to pork.
- Combine pork, reserved fat, 2 cups water, and next 4 ingredients in deep 12-inch skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until pork is tender, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour 45 minutes, adding more water by 1/4 cupfuls if necessary to keep pork partially submerged.
- Uncover; boil pork mixture until liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in brandy; boil until liquid evaporates and meat browns and begins to get crisp, stirring often, about 15 minutes.
- Cool meat slightly. Discard any loose pieces of fat.
- Tear meat into strips; return to skillet. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.).
- Add 2 tablespoons water to skillet. Cover and rewarm pork over medium-low heat, stirring, about 5 minutes. Season with more salt, if desired.
- Transfer to bowl.
- Serve with warm tortillas, Avocado Salsa, and tomato salsa.