Carnitas De Michoacan

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 12 tacos




  • Start with removing any excess pieces of fat from the pork.
  • In a large,heavy saucepan, place the pork along with the orange zest, orange juice, cumin, bay leaves, onion, garlic and bouillon.
  • Fill with water just so it barely covers the pork.
  • Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 2 hours.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the meat to cool and any excess fat to raise to the top.
  • Remove the excess fat, and place the cooled pork in a large bowl.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a separate fry pan, heat the lard and fry the pork pieces for about 6 minutes, just so they turn golden; allow them to cool.
  • Using your hands, pull the meat apart.
  • In a comal over medium heat, heat the tortillas.
  • Once you heated all of the tortillas, make tacos with the shredded meat and add your own favorite Mexican salsa.