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This easy carnitas recipe is the tastiest. Once cooked, the meat can be shredded and mixed with BBQ sauce for incredible pulled pork sandwiches or pan-fried in a little oil until crisp outside.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 1/2 pounds
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pork shoulder, oranges, onion, garlic, kosher salt, cumin, black peppercorns, and bay leaves into a large Dutch oven. Add water to cover.

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  • Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Skim off any foam that rises to the top.

  • Cover loosely and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Allow pork to cool, covered, in broth for 1 hour.

  • Shred meat with two forks.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 62.5mg; sodium 2331.5mg. Full Nutrition
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