Pork Carnitas Recipe | Yummly
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200Calories
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Ingredients

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  • 4 pounds pork butt (boneless, fat trimmed and cut into 2 inch cubes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 onions (peeled and halved)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 orange (medium, juiced and keep the spent halves)
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    NutritionView More

    200Calories
    Sodium17% DV400mg
    Fat20% DV13g
    Protein39% DV20g
    Carbs1% DV3g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories200Calories from Fat120
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol70mg23%
    Sodium400mg17%
    Potassium480mg14%
    Protein20g39%
    Calories from Fat120
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate3g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C15%
    Calcium4%
    Iron8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(101)

    Out of this world! I used OJ because that’s all I had, and I added a bit of garlic just because it seemed like it needed it. So very yummy, I will definitely make this again.
    Donald Clemons 13 days ago
    Added several garlic cloves into the bath just to alter the flavor. Make sure you reduce the stock and then broil to get that nice char. It came out tender and moist with that initial crisp of the first bite. Recipe saved!
    Keisha Staggers 14 days ago
    Flavorful and Delicious! Easy to make
    Jenny Simque 16 days ago
    My go-to Tex-Mex pulled pork recipe. Seasoning is excellent and the broiling step puts the "icing on the cake". Delicious.
    Philip Reiss 3 months ago
    Amazing! Don't reduce the stock too far, very salty!
    Jenny 3 months ago
    The chef was correct about the 8 minute broil. The tips of the pork carmalized and it was delicious.
    Dillon G. 3 months ago
    This was fantastic. I wish I had added a little more citrus. The broiling makes it.
    Jimenez 3 months ago
    I love this! And i'm going to try it!
    Astrike 4 months ago
    The flavor and crispy tenderness was incredible!!!
    Tiffany Roe 6 months ago
    I used instapot to cook the meat. it turned out very good
    Laura K. 7 months ago
    delicious! made in the crock pot, then crisped a bit in the oven. lovely flavor.
    Jen McNeil 8 months ago
    It was very tasty! Since it’s just the 2 of us, I froze half of the meat before broiling. That way the meat won’t get too dry reheating it.
    Suzanne Osborne 10 months ago
    Delish! A little too salty, but will definitely make again! Great for casual entertaining
    Kristina Liburd 10 months ago
    Pressure cooked the meat in 30 minutes cut down on a lot of time. Found that it could have used some paprika. Lacking in some seasoning.
    Leroy Moore III a year ago
    amazing flavor. made it as written.
    Monica Hernandez a year ago
    These were absolutely deliciulous. I did sub chicken broth for water and used fresh lime juice. I made them in the Instant Pot pressure cooker in 30 minutes and then put them under the broiler. Everyone said our tacos were restaurant quality tonight!
    Adam a year ago
    I absolutely love this recipe and have made it many times. I do add a teaspoon of cayenne because I like some spice and substitute chicken broth for the water. I also use 2 fresh limes and cut in half instead of lime juice out of the bottle. Other than that, wouldn't change a thing. I make enchiladas, tacos, breakfast burritos out of each batch. Love my dutch oven ❤
    Debbie a year ago
    Today I made this fabulous recipe . I'm cooking it right now in my oven. I plan on making the flour tortillas as well. Even though it's Trumps birthday I think we should eat well.
    Shannon Oakes a year ago
    Came out great! The extra broiling step was worth it.
    Nicole Friedt a year ago
    it was ok. tasty, but not wow.
    Austin Thompson a year ago
    Phenomenal as is (I did it in an instapot on the crockpot setting). You can add lard for a more authentic flavor as well.
    Jolena K. a year ago
    soo tasty! very easy to make
    StarCook a year ago
    Huge hit and super easy! Will make again and again.
    Ryan S. a year ago
    Loved it! Added a lime to the pot just like the orange. Cut up a few cloves of garlic as well. Next time, and there will be a next time, I’ll roast a couple of habaneros prior and toss them in the pot as well.
    Mio Knowles K. a year ago
    Delicious and easy to make, my family loves this recipe.
    Kat a year ago
    Delicious and easy to make!
    anisha dean a year ago
    It came out great and my family loved it!
    Kris McAreavy a year ago
    Delish This sis 2nd time making
    Ms. a year ago
    Perfect recipe, from start to finish. I probably had more than 4lbs of pork so my slow cooking produce liquid that took about 50 Min to reduce. Loved every tasty subtle flavor that this recipe produced!
    Heather Jones a year ago
    Turned out really good. My family loved them and would definitely eat them again!

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