Pork Tacos (Carnitas)
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Packed with flavor, this is the way you make perfect pork for pork tacos. Try it once. You might forget about beef.
Serves: 6-8 servings
Grocery List
  • 4 lbs. boneless pork butt cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • The juice of two limes and their spent halves
  • 2 c. water
Here's how...
  1. In a dutch oven or crock pot, combine all ingredients. Cook in the crock pot on low for 8 hours or bring it to a boil over medium heat and then cover and place in a preheated 300 degree oven and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove from the oven and using a slotted spoon, remove all of the pork to a foil-lined jelly roll pan. Also, remove and discard all the fruits and veggies leaving only the liquid in the pot. Turn the temp up to medium-high and let the liquid in the pot reduce down, cover off, for about 20 minutes.
  3. While the liquid is reducing, use forks to pull the pork apart to smaller chunks, but don't quite shred it. Spread the pork onto the jelly roll pan and pour the liquid over the top. Broil the meat until the edges are slightly crisp, about 5-8 minutes. Carefully flip the meat to the other side and broil again for another 5-8 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with all of your favorite taco toppings
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/pork-tacos-carnitas/