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    Easy Carnitas (Pulled Pork)

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    Chef Sarita in Austin Texas's Note:

    Why go to your local taco stop when you can make your own authentic carnitas at home. Very simple, just throw ingredients in pan and put in oven. Taste delicious with warm corn tortillas, chopped onions and chopped cilantro.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 1/2-2 lbs boneless pork (butt, roast or pork for carnitas (cut into 1 1/2-2 in cubed chunks )
    • 1/4 cup orange peel
    • 1/2 cup sliced white onion
    • 2 -3 tablespoons cumin powder
    • salt
    • pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375. In a bowl, mix pork, orange zest/peel, cumin (to your taste), and salt to taste. Place seasoned pork in large rectangular baking pan and top with onions.
    2. 2
      Bake covered with aluminium paper for about 1 hr 45 minutes. During the cooking time, about every 30 mins or so, check on the pork and turn to prevent the pork from burning. To creat a crispy texture to pork, bake in oven 15 min more UNCOVERED and turn once so that all sides get crispy texture.
    3. 3
      Shred and serve with warm tortillas.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 27, 2009

      55

      What a great, easy recipe! The orange peel gave it such amazing flavor. I'm making this for dinner again tonight and can't wait til it's ready! Thanks for a yummy dish!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Carnitas (Pulled Pork)

    Serving Size: 1 (132 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 392.8
     
    Calories from Fat 235
    59%
    Total Fat 26.1 g
    40%
    Saturated Fat 9.0 g
    45%
    Cholesterol 113.9 mg
    37%
    Sodium 99.3 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.8 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 33.0 g
    66%

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