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Carnitas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
KATIE MEDINA

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 lbs boned pork shoulder, cut into large cubes (remove any large chunks of excess fat, but do not remove all the fat or you'll have dry, unflavorful carnitas)
1 qt beef broth
2 C chunky tomato salsa either prepared or homemade
Water
Salt
2 C fresh tomato salsa (pico de gallo)
16-24 corn tortillas

Directions:
Directions:
Combine pork, broth, salsa in a large pot, cover and simmer several hours: In a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine pork, broth, and salsa. Add enough water to barely cover the pork.

Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 3 to 4 hours (or longer) until meat pulls apart easily. Add salt to taste if needed.

Break meat into chunks, spread out in roasting pan, roast in oven until browned: Preheat oven to 400F. Remove meat from liquid in pot (discard the liquid) and spread the meat out in a roasting pan. Break the meat into small chunks. Roast meat for 15 to 20 minutes until brown and crispy.

Warm the tortillas: If you are using store-bought tortillas, heat the tortillas one-by-one either in a microwave or on a hot skillet.

If you heat them on a skillet you may need to use a little butter or oil to help soften them. When air pockets form in the tortillas they are ready.

To heat them in a microwave, place a paper towel on the floor of the microwave. Lay one or two tortillas on the paper towel (whatever will fit so there is only one layer). Microwave on high heat for 10 seconds per tortilla (some brands of tortillas require 20 seconds each).

Top with salsa. Serve with grated lettuce (that has been lightly salted and sprinkled with vinegar), beans, avocados, and/or grated cheese.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
6 hours

 

 

 

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