Pork Carnitas

This is such a good recipe and very simple to make.  Buy a 4-5 pound pork shoulder roast and cut it into 2 inch cubes.  Trim off the excess fat, leaving  some on for flavor.  Put the pork in a heavy dutch oven and add, 1-1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. cumin,1 onion peeled and cut in half, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 cups of water and the juice of 2 oranges.  Throw the orange rinds in too.  Cover this and place it in a 300 degree oven to cook for 2 hours.
After 2 hours separate the meat from the pot, pick out the solids and discard and pour the juice into a small pot.

Place the cubes of meat on a cookie sheet and break them into 2 or 3 pieces.  Cook the sauce down to about 1 cup.  This will take about 8 minutes.  Pour it over the cubes of meat and place the meat under your broiler and broil until it becomes crisp. Turn the meat over and broil again until the tops ore crisp.

Make a quick slaw by slicing some cabbage and sprinkling it with the juice of a couple limes, 2 tsp. of honey and some salt and pepper.  Add some fresh cilantro too.

Lightly brown some flour tortillas. I do this in a dry cast iron pan.

Place the tortilla on a dish.

Top with some of the meat.

Add some slaw.  You can add any toppings you like. Jalapenos and pico de gallo would be good too.

Roll and eat. Mmmmmm!


Anonymous said…
We have a variation to this sandwich here called thin bread roll. It's always some kind of meat in it and some kind of vegetables but we also put in all kind of other things we like in there :-) These kind of sandwiches are perfect in between meals snacks :-)

Have a great day!

Susan said…
Yum! That does it - I am moving into your garden shed!
chickpea678 said…
Ooh, good idea Susan! Why didn't I think of that?