Easy Pork Carnitas - Perfect Use For Leftover Shredded Pork
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Serves: 6 - 8
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2½ - 3 cups shredded cooked pork
  • 1 - 1½ cups chicken broth
  1. Place all ingredients into a large Dutch oven and simmer for 1 hour until most of the liquid is absorbed. You want to have about ½ cup liquid left in bottom of pan
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Spread shredded meat and remaining juices on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until browned.
  4. Remove and serve on a corn tortilla with your favorite fixings...limes, cilantro, tomato, etc...
If you do not have precooked pork. You can mix your spices with a tablespoon of oil and rub all over a 3 pound Boston Butt Roast. Place in crockpot and add onion, jalapeƱo garlic and fruit juices. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low. Remove and shred pork using two forks. Once shredded you can place on a baking sheet and cook in oven to crisp the meat as described above.
Recipe by I Heart Kitchen at https://www.iheartkitchen.com/easy-pork-carnitas/