Simple Braised Carnitas

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by BaconTastesGood

A simple take on the tasty mexican pork dish.

Top Review by Andtototoo

I often make carnitas this way, except that I like to add a bit of lime juice when the pork is boiling. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pork butt into 1 inch cubes and place in a wide pan. Barely cover the the pork with water or low sodium vegetable stock and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn heat down to medium-low and cook until all liquid is gone.
  3. Turn heat back up to medium-high and fry pork until fat has melted and pork has browned. Remove pork.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in pan. Add onions and saute until translucent.
  5. Add garlic and chili powder, cooking for 60 seconds.
  6. Add reserved pork.
  7. Season to taste.
  8. Serve with yellow rice or rolled in a corn or flour tortilla.

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