Carnitas a La Perfecto

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 12 Tacos




  • 1) Cut pork shoulder into 4” chunks .
  • 2) Sear over high heat, in batches as so not to crowd, in a small amount of oil until slightly browned.
  • 3) Transfer to dutch oven and bring to a boil. .
  • 4) Cut onion into slices, crush garlic or use minced garlic, open tomatoes, cut and juice limes and measure out chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  • 5) Add line four ingredients along with chicken broth.
  • 6) once boiling, cover and reduce heat to as low of a simmer as possible until pork is fork tender, stirring every 30 minutes or so. .
  • 7) Turn on exhaust fan to make the neighbors jealous. .
  • 8) once pork is fork tender, turn on broiler to high and use a sheet pan with edges to shred the pork. Drizzle a small amount of liquid over the carnitas and sprinkle with salt and pepper as desired and broil for 10-15 minutes. .
  • 9) repeat step 8 until desired texture. .
  • 10) eat on tortillas with limes and queso fresco.