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How To Cook Pork Carnitas - Easy Pork Carnitas

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Ingredients
  Pork shoulder/Pork butt 3 Pound
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sea salt 2 Teaspoon
  Orange zest 1 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 2 Small
  Onion 1 Medium, quartered
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled, bruised
  Red onions 3 Large
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cider vinegar/Red wine vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat taco 200 Gram
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut rind off the pork and discard. Cut pork into thick strips.
2. Slice red onion in strips.

MAKING
3. In a large pot, put pork, orange juice, water, salt, orange zest, bay leaves, onion and garlic. Let it simmer for 120 minutes.
4. When the meat is soft enough, turn up the heat and cook the meat until the juice evaporates.
5. For making pickled sweet and sour onion – in a pan, heat oil and cook it for 10 minutes.
6. Add vinegar and cook for another 2 minutes.

FINALIZING
7. In the taco, place pork meat with spoonful of onion.

SERVING
8. Sprinkle cilantro and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pork
Restriction: 
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
165 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Have you ever tried pork carnitas? If no then you must check out the recipe. It looks delicious and is eaten with tacos. The chef explains the recipe very nicely in the video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 478 Calories from Fat 224

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.4%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.5%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 105.5 mg35.2%

Sodium 672.5 mg28%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.3%

Sugars 12.3 g

Protein 33 g66%

Vitamin A 4.5% Vitamin C 45.6%

Calcium 10% Iron 15.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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