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Pork Carnitas


  • 3-4 lbs pork shoulder, cut into 3-inch cubes

  • 1/2 c lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 c lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1 TB ground cumin

  • 1 TB garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

  • Water


  1. In a small bowl, mix the spices: cumin, garlic powder, salt, coriander, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  2. Coat the pork with the spice mixture (this can be done by shaking everything together in a large Ziplock bag).

  3. In a large, deep sauté pan, add the lime and lemon juices, then the seasoned pork cubes. Add water just to barely cover the meat. Bring to a big boil then turn the heat down and simmer uncovered for about 2 hours when all the water evaporates.

  4. Turn up the heat and brown the meat in the rendered fat left in the pan, chopping as you go (if desired).

Note: This pork can be served with tortillas or with a starch like rice. Add some fresh cilantro and pickled onions.

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