Carnitas Delicioso!. Somewhat labor intensive, these authentic style Carnitas are SO worth the prep and slow-cook time! I always do the slow-cook of the pork the day before. The pork can be eaten on its own, as a stand-alone protein, but most often is enjoyed in taco form.
In separate bowl mix dry spices together and rub on pork butt. Rub garlic, top with jalapeños, oranges, and onions. Las carnitas son un plato mexicano muy típico, originario de la región de Quiroga, en Michoacán. You can cook Carnitas Delicioso! using 22 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Carnitas Delicioso!
- Prepare of Lard (no substitute!).
- You need of Bacon fat.
- You need of Pork butt, cut into large pieces.
- Prepare of lg. Orange, quartered.
- Prepare of lg. Lemon, quartered.
- You need of Limes, quartered.
- It’s of lg. Onion, peeled & quartered.
- Prepare of garlic cloves, peeled.
- You need of jalapeño slices (from a jar).
- Prepare of Salt.
- Prepare of Pepper.
- Prepare of Cumin.
- You need of Garlic powder.
- You need of Flour tortillas.
- Prepare of Garnish suggestions:.
- You need of Grated sharp cheddar cheese.
- It’s of Sour cream.
- Prepare of Salsa.
- You need of Cilantro.
- Prepare of Diced onions.
- You need of Pineapple tidbits (seriously good!).
- You need of Refried beans.
Se prepara con lomo de cerdo y unn toque de naranja que le da un sabor muy especial. Por lo general, la carne está llena de su mismo sabor delicioso pero no es picante a menos que se cocinen con algún tipo de chile o se mezclen con salsa picante. Pero esa no es una forma tradicional de hacer carnitas. Sin embargo, se pueden comer estas carnitas en unos ricos tacos con tortillas de maíz calientes y le pones una salsa picosa.
Carnitas Delicioso! step by step
- Preheat oven to 250°F. Place lard in large (turkey-size) roasting pan and place in oven to melt. Add bacon fat and set aside..
- Prep all your ingredients while the lard is melting. The photo shows the cut sizes. A regular large roasting pan, as shown in this photo, is too small for cooking this dish. Use a larger/deeper turkey roasting pan..
- NOTE!! I don't recommend a disposable aluminum turkey pan because lime juice eats a hole through aluminum foil! (I learned this the hard way!).
- Place pork pieces (fat side up) in the roasting pan with the lard & bacon fat. Squeeze the citrus pieces over the meat, and place them around the meat pieces, skin side down. (The large piece with fat cap has a wide flat bone running the length of the piece, which is why it's bigger.).
- Add the garlic cloves, onion quarters and jalapeño slices to the pan. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin over the meat (to taste; I don't measure them)..
- Lay a sheet of parchment paper over everything to keep the limes from touching the foil. Then tightly cover the pan with aluminum foil, sealing well all around so steam doesn't escape while cooking..
- Bake in 250°F oven for 6-1/2 hours. Turn off oven and allow pan to cool before removing foil..
- NOTE: At this point, I usually refrigerate the pork pieces (discard fruit and lard) and finish the recipe the next night when I'm ready to serve it. But you can do it all in one day if you start early..
- Char the pork pieces under the broiler. Keep an eye on them, flipping the pieces to get an even char. Takes 10-15 minutes..
- Serve with warm flour tortillas, your favorite condiments, and refried beans..
Carnitas is cubed pork seasoned with onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, and citrus juice and roasted to a deep brown until it is a little crispy. Serve it with warm tortillas (from the place you got the tortilla chips), pinto beans, and one or all of the fresh salsas you made for your appetizer. Puedes contratar el servicio de catering de Don Carnitas. This food truck is ON POINT! We had a chorizo breakfast burrito, a La Cochinita, a You call it burrito w/ Carnitas, and a Wet Breakfast Burrito w/ Churizo.