Crispy Carnitas

Recipe by threeovens
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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut pork into 2 inch cubes. and place in a large bowl or large plastic bag.
  • Combine salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano and cayenne; rub all over meat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Heat grease in a large oven safe saucepan or Dutch oven.
  • Brown meat well on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour marinade into pan and stir with a wooden spoon to remove any brown bits from the bottom and coat the meat; add water to just about cover meat.
  • Bring pot to a boil, cover and place in oven.
  • Cook until tender, about 2 hours; remove from oven and set to broil.
  • Let cool slightly, then shred, with your hands, into bite size pieces; return to braising liquid.
  • Stir, then remove meat, in a single layer, to a shallow baking sheet.
  • Broil a couple of minutes on each side to crisp lightly and serve.
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