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Carnitas

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I was out of town last week so I wasn’t really able to keep track of all the meals for Food Friday. Instead, I’ll share a recipe I made on Sunday or Monday night. I used this recipe in Germany to make carnitas and I have been impressed with the results all the times I’ve made it.

I originally found the recipe on the Homesick Texan website. It is so easy and tastes delicious when served with corn tortillas or even lettuce wraps. We usually serve ours with fresh salsa and guacamole.


 

Carnitas


 

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs. of pork butt or shoulder with plenty of fat (if it is lean like the German ones then you’ll have to add a bit of schmaltz, lard, or bacon grease.
  • 1 cup orange juice (I usually just use one of those small bottles of fresh squeezed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt

Directions:

  • Cut the pork into either strips (about 3 in by 1 in) or cubes (1-2 in x 1-2 in).

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  • Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 2 hours without stirring the meat.

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  • After two hours, raise the temperature to medium high and let the liquid evaporate. This will take 30-45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Once there isn’t much liquid left you’ll have to stir more frequently. The meat will start to fall apart and get crispy and caramelized. Just stir so it doesn’t burn.

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This makes plenty of leftovers and Dominik even enjoys this in his eggs. Try it out and let me know how it goes! Enjoy!

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