Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas Tacos

  • Prepare: 5M
  • Cook: 4H 25M
  • Total: 4H 30M
Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas Tacos

Diets

  • Gluten free

Ingredients

  • Meat

    • 4 lbs Pork shoulder, boneless
  • Produce

    • 1 Avocado
    • 2 Bay leaves
    • 1 Cilantro
    • 5 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Lime, wedges
    • 1 Orange, small
    • 1 small head Red cabbage
  • Baking & Spices

    • 2 tsp Chili powder
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1 Salt
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 2 tbsp Oil
    • 1 Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • Bread & Baked Goods

    • 1 Flour or corn tortillas, toasted
  • Dairy

    • 1 Queso fresco
  • Time
  • Prepare: 5M
  • Cook: 4H 25M
  • Total: 4H 30M

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Description

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Ingredients

  • 4 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cut into 4-inch chunks, trimmed of excess fat? (keep the skin if you can get it!)
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 small head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small orange, juiced and zested
  • olive oil
  • flour or corn tortillas, toasted
  • chopped avocado
  • cilantro
  • queso fresco
  • lime wedges

Directions

  • Rub the pork thoroughly with salt. In a large ovenproof pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high heat and sear the pork in batches until it’s browned on all sides.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Add all the pork back into the Dutch oven, along with the spices, bay leaves, and garlic, and cover the meat ⅔ of the way up with water. Cover and bring to a boil on the stove. Once boiling, place the Dutch oven into the oven uncovered. Cook 3 ½ to 4 hours, checking the pork every hour (give it a stir and add more water if the pot starts drying out), until the pork is tender and falling apart.
  • Toss the shredded cabbage with orange juice, orange zest, olive oil, and salt to taste. To serve, take a toasted tortilla shell and add some of the carnitas, cabbage slaw, avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco. Serve with a squeeze of lime.
  • Serves: 8 servings
  • Prepare: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 25 mins
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These pork carnitas tacos are delicious and beyond simple! Pork shoulder is browned, covered with water and spices, and put into the oven and done in a few hours

Carnitas Tacos

  • Meat

    • 4 lbs Pork shoulder, boneless
  • Produce

    • 1 Avocado
    • 2 Bay leaves
    • 1 Cilantro
    • 5 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Lime, wedges
    • 1 Orange, small
    • 1 small head Red cabbage
  • Baking & Spices

    • 2 tsp Chili powder
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1 Salt
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 2 tbsp Oil
    • 1 Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • Bread & Baked Goods

    • 1 Flour or corn tortillas, toasted
  • Dairy

    • 1 Queso fresco

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The Woks of Life

Carnitas Tacos - The Woks of Life

These pork carnitas tacos are delicious and beyond simple! Pork shoulder is browned, covered with water and spices, and put into the oven and done in a few hours