Monday, October 10, 2011

Pork Carnitas

For so long I have been looking for a Pork Carnitas recipe. I decided to check Pinterest and of course found my self a great one! It was also amazingly simple. My mom and hubby thought it was one of the best things they have EVER eaten. I think I quite agree. It came from the For the Love of Cooking blog. Just make sure you put some good mexican cheese and tasty toppings like red onion, guac, cabbage and cilantro.

Pork Carnitas:
Recipe by For the Love of Cooking
Recipe adapted from Noble Pig and Martha Stewart's Everyday Food

  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Corn tortillas, warmed
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Red onion, thinly slice
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Cotija cheese, grated
  • Salsa
  • Lime wedges
In a large Dutch oven over high heat, combine pork, garlic, sea salt, pepper, and 8 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a medium low and simmer covered for 45 minutes. Drain well. In the same Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pork, 1/2 cup fresh orange juice and 1/2 cup milk then cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and pork has browned, about 8 to 12 minutes. The pork will start browning after liquid has evaporated. Season well with sea salt and pepper, to taste. Serve carnitas in corn tortillas with cilantro, red onion, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cotija cheese and fresh lime wedges. Enjoy.

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