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I use this recipe often when entertaining. I set out all the toppings, and folks have fun assembling their own carnitas. Because I can prepare everything in advance, I get to spend more time with my guests. -Tracy Byers, Corvallis, Oregon

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 9h15m

Yield 12 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 13

1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast or pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds), cut into 3-inch cubes
1/2 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
2 medium avocados, peeled and diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 medium onion, diced
Shredded lettuce
Minced fresh cilantro, optional


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine pork, lime juice, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour; stir. Reduce heat to low and cook 8-10 hours longer or until meat is tender., Shred pork with two forks. Spoon about 1/3 cup pork mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top with cheese, avocados, tomatoes, onion, lettuce and, if desired, cilantro. Fold in bottom and sides of tortillas. Serve with salsa. Freeze option: Before adding toppings, freeze cooled shredded meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 340 calories, Fat 20g fat (7g saturated fat), Cholesterol 65mg cholesterol, Sodium 585mg sodium, Carbohydrate 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 21g protein.


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Provided by Ree Drummond : Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h25m

Yield 4 to 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 18

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
One 3-pound boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced
2 poblano peppers, seeded and ribs removed, sliced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
3 cloves garlic, minced
One 12-ounce can lemon-lime soda
1 large orange, zested and juiced
Warm corn or flour tortillas
Store-bought peach salsa
Easy Queso, recipe follows
Fresh cilantro leaves
1 pound queso blanco-style processed cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
One 10-ounce can hot diced tomatoes and chiles
One 8-ounce jar diced pimientos, not drained


  • Set a multi-cooker to the Saute setting and add the oil.
  • Sprinkle the cubed pork generously with salt and pepper. Sear the pork in batches on all sides until well browned. Remove to a plate, add the onions and poblanos and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the oregano, cumin, chile powder and garlic and continue to cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the lemon-lime soda and orange zest and juice. Return the pork pieces and any liquid that is on the plate to the multi-cooker. Cover and position the vent to the Sealing setting. Set the multi-cooker for High Pressure, use the Manual button to adjust the cook time to 25 minutes and cook. When the time is up, allow the multi-cooker to sit for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Carefully release the remaining pressure by switching the vent to Venting. Let the steam vent until the float valve has dropped, then remove the lid. Remove the pork mixture with a slotted spoon to a baking sheet and shred the pork with 2 forks.
  • Place the baking sheet under the broiler and crisp the carnitas for 2 to 3 minutes. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Remove from the oven, ladle some of the juices from the pot over the carnitas and carefully toss. Serve alongside the warm tortillas with peach salsa, Easy Queso and fresh cilantro leaves.
  • Combine the cheese, the whole can of tomatoes and chiles and the jar of pimientos with their liquid in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is fully melted, 5 to 7 minutes.


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Reader Kelly Santana, of Winter Springs, Florida, shares a classic Mexican recipe from her mother-in-law.

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Ingredients     Meat & Poultry     Pork Recipes

Time 1h15m

Number Of Ingredients 8

2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup milk
12 corn tortillas, warmed
Fresh cilantro leaves, thinly sliced onion, diced avocado, and lime wedges, for serving


  • In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, combine pork, garlic, and 8 cups water and season with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until pork is tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Drain well.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add pork, orange juice, and milk and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and pork is browned, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve carnitas in tortillas, with cilantro, onion, avocado, and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 525 g, Fat 32 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 30 g


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Many find carnitas a little dry or flavorless. These have a great, distinctive flavor and are requested by friends and family over and over. Serve with warm, fresh tortillas and salsa.

Provided by Nette

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Mexican

Time 3h45m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 10

¼ cup vegetable oil
4 pounds pork shoulder, cut into several large pieces
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground cumin
4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. Season the pork shoulder with salt, then arrange the pork in the Dutch oven. Cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, lime juice, chili powder, oregano, and cumin. Pour in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and continue to simmer until pork is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Transfer the pork shoulder to a large baking sheet, reserving the cooking liquid. Drizzle with a small amount of the reserved cooking liquid and lightly season with salt.
  • Bake the pork in the preheated oven until browned, about 30 minutes. Drizzle more of the cooking liquid on the meat every 10 minutes, and use two forks to shred the meat as it browns.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 249.8 calories, Carbohydrate 2.3 g, Cholesterol 62.5 mg, Fat 19.1 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Protein 16.2 g, SaturatedFat 5.9 g, Sodium 2072.3 mg, Sugar 1.1 g


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Get Melissa d'Arabian's slow-cooked Pork Carnitas recipe from Food Network, a fall-apart Tex-Mex meat dish spiced with oregano, cumin and orange.

Provided by Melissa d'Arabian : Food Network

Time 10h15m

Yield 4 to 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

2 pounds boneless pork shoulder (or 2 1/2 pounds bone-in)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and ribs removed, chopped
1 orange, cut in half
3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Rinse and dry the pork shoulder. Salt and pepper liberally. Mix the oregano and the cumin with olive oil and rub all over pork. Place the pork in a slow cooker and top with the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Squeeze over the juice of the orange and add the two halves. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 hours.
  • Once the meat is tender, remove from slow cooker and let cool slightly before pulling apart with a fork. In a large saute pan, heat the vegetable oil over high heat. Press the carnitas into the oil and fry until crusty on one side. Serve.

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