S. strikes again with a fabulous find on the web for making carnitas. As I have mentioned in this blog, burrito beans are a mainstay in our kitchen. Adding pork made the “carnita” way, has leveled up (as my gaming sons would say!) our bean meal considerably. I like to double/triple the recipe to make sure we have lots of leftovers.
3 pounds pork butt or shoulder ( I use Costco Pork Shoulder @ $1.65–a bargain)
Cut into thick slabs.
Place in dutch oven and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons salt.
Cover with 3 cups water and 1 cup orange juice. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, 2 hours without stirring.
Turn up the heat to medium high for the magic. Continue to cook and stir. Watch closely; adjust your heat until the meat is cooking but not scorching. The fat will melt away and you will be left with tender, melt-in-your delicious meat in about an hour.
So simple you won’t be tempted to go to your favorite local Mexican restaurant again. Promise.
This post is linked to Real Food Wednesdays