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    Simple Braised Carnitas

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    BaconTastesGood's Note:

    A simple take on the tasty mexican pork dish.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 06, 2008

      55

      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Braised Carnitas

    Serving Size: 1 (261 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 563.9
     
    Calories from Fat 363
    64%
    Total Fat 40.3 g
    62%
    Saturated Fat 12.9 g
    64%
    Cholesterol 149.6 mg
    49%
    Sodium 2474.5 mg
    103%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 0.8 g
    3%
    Protein 43.2 g
    86%

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