Carnitas - Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

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Jul. 22, 2015

Learn how to make carnitas at home with this easy video recipe! Carnitas is pulled pork with lots of garlic and citrus juices to make it tender and crispy at the same time.


Pork roast 4 Pound , cut into 2
Cumin seed/½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
Orange 1 , zested, juiced
Lemon/Lime 1 , juiced
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , chopped
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((as needed))
Corn tortillas 8
Chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon
Chopped onion 1 Tablespoon
Hot sauce 1 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 Dash



1.In a large pot, combine cumin seed, coriander and mix well.

2.Add orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, pork cubes and mix well.

3.Add salt, enough water (4-6 cups) and bring to boil.

4.Reduce heat and simmer for 33 hours or until pork turns tender.

5.Remove meat from bone once water evaporates completely and discard bone if necessary.

6.Increase heat and fry the pork until meat is finely shredded and browned.

7.Stuff between corn tortillas and garnish with cilantro, chopped onion, lemon juice and sauce.


8.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 8