Carnitas

Found this recipe at 'hotsauceblog.com'. This absolutely delicious crisp-on-the-outside, succulent-on-the-inside pork dish is traditionally made from the thick meaty cut called pork country ribs or from pork butt. The final result is a small piece of meat that is orange-tinged from chipotle chiles in adobo, soft and succulent from hours of stewing in a flavorful broth and crispy on the outside after roasting in a hot oven. Carnitas can be eaten as is or wrapped in tortillas with guacamole, black beans and/or white rice.

Carnitas
Carnitas

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • •One 7lb pork butt, cut into 10 large chunks

  • •1 very large onion, quartered

  • •5 chipotle chiles in adobo, seeded & chopped, plus 3 tablespoons adobo sauce from the can

  • •1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • •1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • •1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • •1 tablespoon salt

  • •2 bay leaves

  • •2 to 3 quarts low sodium chicken broth

  • •2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

Step 1: Place the pork in a large stockpot. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the vegetable oil. If the pork is not covered with liquid, add more chicken broth. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, uncover, and simmer until the meat pulls apart easily with a fork, about 3 hours. Remove the pork from the broth with a slotted spoon and place on a platter. Allow to cool, then cut into 1 inch cubes. Step 2: Preheat the oven to 450F. Place the vegetable oil in a baking dish. Toss in the pork, and then roast in the oven, uncovered, until lightly browned and sizzling, about 30 minutes. Remove and serve.

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