Pork Carnitas Chipotle Style
Pork Carnitas are basically Mexican flavored pulled pork. Could be served as a dish by itself or used as an ingredient in tamales, tacos or burritos. This is an easy restaurant copycat recipe for Chipotle Mexican Grill's Pork Carnitas.
1 pork shoulder roast
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
4 medium tomatoes
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin powder
2 bay leaves
2 whole cloves
2 dried chipotle chilies
3/4 cup water or meat stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Salt and pepper the pork and allow the meat to come to room temperature.
Add olive oil to a large oven proof pan.
Sear the pork over medium high heat to brown on all sides.
Remove pork from the pan and let rest for 10-15 minutes.
Add onions and cook over low heat until translucent.
Return pork to the pan and add the remaining ingredients.
Cover and place in the oven.
Cook for 2-3 hours until the internal temperature reaches 140-150°F.
Let pork roast rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.