Easy Carnitas (Pulled Pork)

Easy Carnitas (Pulled Pork) created by Chef Sarita in Aust

Why go to your local taco stop when you can make your own authentic carnitas at home. Very simple, just throw ingredients in pan and put in oven. Taste delicious with warm corn tortillas, chopped onions and chopped cilantro.

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1hr 10mins
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ingredients

  • 1 12 - 2 lbs boneless pork (butt, roast or pork for carnitas (cut into 1 1/2-2 in cubed chunks )
  • 14 cup orange peel
  • 12 cup sliced white onion
  • 2 -3 tablespoons cumin powder
  • salt
  • pepper

directions

  • Preheat oven to 375. In a bowl, mix pork, orange zest/peel, cumin (to your taste), and salt to taste. Place seasoned pork in large rectangular baking pan and top with onions.
  • Bake covered with aluminium paper for about 1 hr 45 minutes. During the cooking time, about every 30 mins or so, check on the pork and turn to prevent the pork from burning. To creat a crispy texture to pork, bake in oven 15 min more UNCOVERED and turn once so that all sides get crispy texture.
  • Shred and serve with warm tortillas.
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"Why go to your local taco stop when you can make your own authentic carnitas at home. Very simple, just throw ingredients in pan and put in oven. Taste delicious with warm corn tortillas, chopped onions and chopped cilantro."

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  1. dawncanorodriguez
    Instead of putting it back in the oven uncovered I fried it in its own grease. And instead of just using orange peels I squeezed the juice on the meat as well. Came out very good. Thanks for a great easy recipe.
  2. sara__gregg
    What a great, easy recipe! The orange peel gave it such amazing flavor. I'm making this for dinner again tonight and can't wait til it's ready! Thanks for a yummy dish!
  3. Chef Sarita in Aust
    Easy Carnitas (Pulled Pork) Created by Chef Sarita in Aust
  4. Chef Sarita in Aust
    Easy Carnitas (Pulled Pork) Created by Chef Sarita in Aust
  5. Chef Sarita in Aust
    Why go to your local taco stop when you can make your own authentic carnitas at home. Very simple, just throw ingredients in pan and put in oven. Taste delicious with warm corn tortillas, chopped onions and chopped cilantro.
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