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Carnitas

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The most delicious carnitas from The Homesick Texan.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Boneless Pork Shoulder, Cut Into 2 Inch Cubes
  • ½ cups Orange Juice
  • ¼ cups Lime Juice
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt, Plus More To Taste

Preparation

1. Place the pork in a large Dutch oven with the orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin and salt. Add enough water to barely cover the meat. Bring the pot to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and let cook for 2 hours.

2. After 2 hours, (and by this point your house will smell awesome) turn the heat up to medium high, and continue to cook the pork for 45 minutes, stirring every once in a while, until all the liquid has evaporated and the pork fat as been rendered.

3. Once the pork is browned on all sides, it’s ready to eat. Taste and season with a little extra salt if needed.

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terrilw on 9.18.2017

Absolutely loved this! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. The meat was so tender and the browned bits were so good. Takes some time but mainly hands-off. We topped it with pico (just some tomatoes, onions, pepperoncini and cilantro), avocado butter and Mexican cheese. Will definitely make again.

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pbeane64 on 2.25.2012

loved this! a little mango salsa, some spicy serranos and oh baby!

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sarahwbs2506 on 10.16.2011

Great way of cooking this cut of meat…ours was tender and caramelized…the flavor needs a little something, not sure what yet…but we will definitely make again..just tweak it a little bit.

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