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    Pork Carnitas

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    3 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    3 hrs

    Lightly Toasted's Note:

    Very flavorful filling for tacos (hard or soft) from "The Well-Filled Tortilla. This is not spicey at all...but very tasty. Some of you may need to "kick it up a notch" But we love the flavor of this

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    1. 1
      Cut the pork into 1/2 inch cubes.
    2. 2
      Place in stock pot with garlic, oregano, bay leaf, wine, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occaisionaly.
    4. 4
      Partially cover and cook BARELY SIMMERING for 2 hours.
    5. 5
      Remove the cover and add 1/2 c water.
    6. 6
      Increase the heat back to med-high and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the pork is very soft and shreds easily.
    7. 7
      Watch carefully, so that it doesn't burn.
    8. 8
      Remove bay leaf, and stir meat vigorously to shred meat.
    9. 9
      Serve in warm tortillas, topped with sour cream, tomatoes, and guacamole.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 20, 2009


      Thanks for posting. I started them on the stove, then dropped them into the crock pot to finish. I had to add another 1/4 cup of wine before they were done. My grocery store has been having freshly smoked chipotle peppers. I chopped up 3 and added them to the mix for a slight smokiness. Next time, will add 1 or 2 more and allow enough time to do them all the way in the crock pot.

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    • on March 03, 2009


      excellent recipe! i followed the recipe exactly with the exception of adding 2 cups of fresh roasted green chiles and adding some coriander and cumin. we fried our own white corn tortillas to eat them as tacos. served with spanish rice, refried black beans and taco toppings were: pico de gallo, sliced avacados, shredded cabbage and shredded pepper jack cheese. fantastic! thanks for sharing, lightly toasted!! bravo!

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    • on April 01, 2010


      This was pretty good. I'm sure I will make this again. Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Pork Carnitas

    Serving Size: 1 (238 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 611.6
    Calories from Fat 232
    Total Fat 25.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    Cholesterol 75.9 mg
    Sodium 836.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 31.0 g

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