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    Z Tejas Dos XX's Pork Carnitas

    Z Tejas Dos XX's Pork Carnitas. Photo by Feej

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    30 mins

    Molly53's Note:

    From the Phoenix Arizona newspaper courtesy of Chef Marc Janiec of Z'Tejas Grill

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the pork, water, orange juice, achiote, beer, bay leaves, ancho chilies, onion and garlic in a large roasting pan.
    2. 2
      Place pan over low heat; cook about 1 hour or just until the meat is about to fall apart.
    3. 3
      Using a slotted spoon, remove meat to a sheet pan; let cool slightly.
    4. 4
      Drain the juices from the pork; reserve for later use.
    5. 5
      Discard the onions and remaining solids in the roasting pan.
    6. 6
      In a large saucepan, heat corn oil to about 350 degrees (Caution: Make sure there is at least 6 inches of room between the top of the pan and the oil, otherwise, the oil could boil over).
    7. 7
      Being careful not to burn the meat, slowly and carefully add the chunks of meat to the hot oil; fry until crispy.
    8. 8
      Using a slotted spoon, place the meat in the reserved sauce.
    9. 9
      Cover the pan with aluminum foil and cook in a 300-degree oven for 30 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 03, 2008

      45

      We enjoyed this. I wouldn't have thought to put orange juice & beer in with the pork. That was very good. I used the full amount of achiote powder. However, since we just started using annatto seeds, I think next time, I will cut it with chili powder. It will be a bit closer to what we're used to. Thank you very much for sharing. By the way, I put this in the crock pot & it worked wonderfully.

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    Nutritional Facts for Z Tejas Dos XX's Pork Carnitas

    Serving Size: 1 (853 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 921.1
     
    Calories from Fat 489
    53%
    Total Fat 54.3 g
    83%
    Saturated Fat 18.6 g
    93%
    Cholesterol 224.5 mg
    74%
    Sodium 3760.2 mg
    156%
    Total Carbohydrate 28.8 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    11%
    Sugars 12.8 g
    51%
    Protein 66.9 g
    133%

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    achiote powder

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