Pork Carnitas

Recipe by Trezzel
READY IN: 5hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12 - 3
    lbs pork butt, cut into large pieces at least 2x2
  • 1
    lb lard
  • 12
    orange, skin on, quartered
  • 1
    lime, skin on, quartered
  • 4
    medium garlic cloves, skinned but whole, slightly smashed
  • 1
    medium white onion
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper
  • 12
    teaspoon oregano
  • 1
    teaspoon cumin
  • 14
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  • 2. In a 9x11x2 casserole dish, place all ingredients. Cover and bake for five hours.
  • 3. Remove from oven, and scoop out meat with a strainer. Dispose of remaining liquids and solids.
  • 4. Brush a sheet pan with the olive oil, and place the pork, single layer, and put under the broiler for five minutes. Watch it! Don't let the meat dry out, or burn!
  • 5. Serve with tortillas, flour or corn. Add some cilantro or extra onion if you like.
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