Carnitas (Authentic)

Recipe by babygirl65
READY IN: 5hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut pork meat into chunks and discard the big pieces of fat. (I leave some fat as it adds flavor).
  • Add pork chunks, broth, garlic*, comino*, onion* and cilantro* to a dutch oven. If necessary, add water so that the meat is covered.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3 -4 hours or until meat is very soft and pulls apart easily. (Be careful not to shred meat, needs to stay in chunks).
  • Remove the meat carefully from pot and place in a roasting pan. Discard onion and broth. Break the meat apart into smaller chunks (don't shred, it needs to stay in chunks).
  • Bake in the oven at 450°F for about 20 minutes or until the meat is brown and crispy.
  • Heat (or make homemade) corn tortillas, serve with desired toppings.
  • (You may have to adjust garlic, comino, onion and cilantro to your liking, everyone's taste is different. You can add salt and pepper if you like too, I use Nature's seasonings, personal preference).
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