Simple Carnitas Made Melt-in-Your-Mouth Delicious

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.

Simple  Carnitas

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.

~A

This post is linked to Real Food Wednesdays

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1 Comment

Filed under Gluten Free, Grain Free, Main Dish

One response to “Simple Carnitas Made Melt-in-Your-Mouth Delicious

  1. My mouth is watering. This is one of my favorites!

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