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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

    Sodium17% DV400mg
    Fat20% DV13g
    Protein39% DV20g
    Carbs1% DV3g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories200Calories from Fat120
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat120
    Total Carbohydrate3g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C15%

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


    Jen McNeil a month 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 3 months ago
    Delish! A little too salty, but will definitely make again! Great for casual entertaining
    Kristina Liburd 3 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 4 months ago
    amazing flavor. made it as written.
    Monica Hernandez 4 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
    Came out great! The extra broiling step was worth it.
    Nicole Friedt 7 months ago
    it was ok. tasty, but not wow.
    Austin Thompson 7 months 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.
    Rene H. 7 months ago
    Delicious! Will make it again.
    Jolena K. 7 months ago
    soo tasty! very easy to make
    StarCook 9 months ago
    Huge hit and super easy! Will make again and again.
    Ryan S. 9 months 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. 9 months ago
    Delicious and easy to make, my family loves this recipe.
    Kat 9 months ago
    Delicious and easy to make!
    anisha dean 9 months ago
    It came out great and my family loved it!
    Kris McAreavy 9 months ago
    Delish This sis 2nd time making
    Ms. 9 months 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 9 months ago
    Turned out really good. My family loved them and would definitely eat them again!
    Chuck B. 10 months ago
    SO good. I discovered this recipe last month and I've already made it 3 times.
    beth whitten 10 months ago
    Great recipe. Don’t skip the last step, that gives the chewy, caramelized, meaty flavor I look for in carnitas.
    malissa e. 10 months ago
    I have been making this recipe for years, and it is by far the best carnitas my whole family devours them every time I make them!
    Shawna B. 10 months ago
    Loved it❤️ Making it again tonight!!!
    Saralyn W a year ago
    Wow!!! This was HUGE hit at my house tonight! The only problem was that I didn't make enough! I used my ceramic dutch oven and it worked perfectly! All of my kids (ages 9, 10 and 12) LOVED it!
    So amazing! Melt in your mouth
    Kristin a year ago
    Super yummy. Loved the crispness that resulted from broiling at the end!
    Gary a year ago
    Awesome. Followed crockpot directions.
    One of the few recipes where the food comes out looking just like the picture. I have tried to make carnitas a couple of different ways only to get a meaty mush, this way will be my new go to. I seasoned up the pork with a little butt rub and I used beer instead of water. Meat got rave reviews. Thank you very much.
    Katrina Sperry a year ago
    Amazing! Kids absolutely loved this meal. Made it in my Dutch oven. I now love my Dutch oven. Didn’t change the recipe at all. Made a homemade salsa to go with it. And stovetop cooked tortillas in olive oil. Fabulous! Thankyou