Carnitas

Carnitas
Adapted from afamilyfeast.com
Carnitas

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from afamilyfeast.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2

    – 3 pound pork butt, cut into large pieces at least 2×2 inches in size

  • 1

    pound lard (if you cannot find lard at your local market, use suet)

  • 1/2

    orange, skin on, quartered

  • 1

    lime, skin on, quartered

  • 4

    medium garlic cloves skinned and left whole, slightly smashed

  • 1

    jalapeno stemmed and sliced into 1/2 inch rings, seeds left in

  • 1

    medium onion, skinned and quartered

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2

    teaspoon oregano

  • 1

    teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4

    cup bacon fat

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

Directions

2½ – 3 pound pork butt, cut into large pieces at least 2×2 inches in size 1 pound lard (if you cannot find lard at your local market, use suet) ½ orange, skin on, quartered 1 lime, skin on, quartered 4 medium garlic cloves skinned and left whole, slightly smashed 1 jalapeno stemmed and sliced into ½ inch rings, seeds left in 1 medium onion, skinned and quartered 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ cup bacon fat 1 tablespoon olive oil

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