Carnitas 3 Ways

Recipe by Vseward Chef-V
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Combine all seasoning in a bowl, mix well.
  • Pleace meat in separate bowl and sprinkle seasoning and rub generously over meat - using all seasoning.
  • Make Foil packet by laying out 2 long sheets of Heavy Duty Aluminium foil and make a cross.
  • place meat on foil. Bring up sides of foil and fold making a packet.
  • refrigerate for 6 hours (I marinade overnight, this gives it time to meld).
  • SLOW COOKED: After marinating, place in a crockpot, cook 4 hours - the meat becomes very tender. Then transfer to a plate -- over Med-High Grill for 5 minutes to get a nice grill mark and crisp. Shred and eat in Tacos with Beans and Rice **** Our Favorite way to eat them*****.
  • Or add 1 cup of water to the crockpot -- this makes the meat very tender and can be shredded for Burritos or tacos. (My Burrito Filling Recipe).
  • Preheat Grill- to 325 Place meat foil packet on grill and cover on indirect heat. Cook for 30 minutes then turn packet over and cook additional 30 minutes -- once more turn 30 minutes.
  • Open foil packet carefully, With a fork remove from foil and place on the heat for 10 minutes and grill until grilled lines appear on outside.
  • Serve in warm corn tortillas or with rice and beans. Or by itself.
  • OVEN:
  • Preheat oven 325'.
  • arrange meat in 9x13x2 baking pan into single layers.
  • Cover pan tightly with foil.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until very tender.
  • Remove foil from pan and bake additional 15-20 minutes until meat is crisp on the outside.