Carnitas

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Carnitas is a Mexican dish made of braised pork and can be eaten by itself (and tortillas, a chili sauce) or as the filling in tamales, tacos and burritos.
Recipe By: Batista.org
  • Prep5 min |
  • Total4hr 5min |
  • Serves6-8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

Pre-cooking
Cut the pork meat in chunks and discard big pieces of fat, leave some fat as it adds to the flavor.

Chop the cilantro

Cooking
Set tall frying pan in mid-high heat and Add the pork, cilantro, cumin, onion and broth.  If necessary, add water so that the meat is covered.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3-4 hours or until the meat is very soft and pulls apart easily.

Remove the meat and place it in a roasting pan, discarding the onion and broth, break apart the meat in smaller chunks.

Bake for about 20 minutes at 450 degrees, until the meat is brown and crispy.

Heat the tortillas and enjoy, you can serve it with your favorite chili sauce, chopped onions and cilantro.

Tips:
A Pressure Cooker really helps here. If you like making dishes like this one often you should consider the pressure cooker. It will cut cooking time to half hour.

Heating tortillas in a microwave:
To heat tortillas you can wrap them in a kitchen towel and put them inside a container. Microwave 15 seconds per tortilla.

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