Pork Carnitas With Caramelized Onions and Chipotle

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by kitchenslave03

From Cooking Light. Serve with jicama, roasted red peppers and avacado wrapped in soft corn or flour tortillas-or spoon over rice.

Top Review by lovestocook 6

I cannot believe I haven't reviewed this recipe before. It is delicious! If you like carnitas, this is definitely the one for you. I lived in Southern California for over 30 years and I know authentic Mexican food; this is the real deal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1st 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high. Remove pork from bag. Add pork to pan; cook 10 min, browning on all sides. Remove from pan.
  3. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 min or til lightly browned. Stir in salt, cumin, and chile. Return pork to pan and add broth. Bring to a simmer; cover. Cook 2 hours or til very tender. Remove from heat and discard bay leaves. Stir in cilantro and juice.

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