Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas
Picture from mykitchenescapades
Image Credit: Carole.

Pork Carnitas

“While there are a few extra steps to this recipe, none of them are hard or time consuming.  The end result however is out of this world.  I have made these twice already in a very short period of time and have the fixings in the fridge for Round #3.  The meat is completely melt-in-your-mouth, while the caramelization on the outside multiplies that amazing flavors.” Carole.


4 pound boneless pork butt, fat trimmed and cut into 2 inch cubes

1 ½ teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 onion, peeled and halved

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 cups water

1 medium orange, juiced and keep the spent halves


Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat to 300°F. 

Combine all the ingredients in a large Dutch oven, including the spent orange halves and juice. 

Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, uncovered. 

Once it simmers...

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Serve 6.


  1. when you say dutch oven do you mean an actual cast iron outside cooking dutch oven or the large soup pot that is also called a dutch oven? :)

    1. Hi Jenn, thanks for your comment and visit. It refers to the second one.

  2. Could you use chicken stock instead of water? And would it make a difference.. better flavor?

    1. Hi Brenda K, thank you very much for the comment and the visit. I think you can use without problem, but a better flavor? I do not think so. LOL. Let me know if you try this.

  3. Just made this - it's absolutely wonderful!


  4. Okay, I'm trying this tonight, as I am tired of my regular carnitas recipe. Now, I hate when people ask me questions like this on my blog, but I'm going to ask you anyway: is there a reason you don't use any garlic in the recipe?
    I'm starting this a little late in the game, so I might be forced to take some shortcuts with your recipe. I'll try to remember to let you know how it turns out. If it tastes half as good as what your picture looks like, I'll be in heaven. Thanks for posting the recipe! :)

    1. Thank you for the visit and the comment. I love questions and I love garlic, but sometimes there are some recipes where is better to forget it, for no particular reason. And I hope you were in haven when you tasted it.


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