Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Carnitas means little meats. Make sure to serve these bite-size pieces of pork with soft tortillas.


2 Pounds Boneless Pork (Shoulder or Ribs)

12 Ounces Beer

1/2 Cup Orange Juice

1/4 Cup Lime Juice

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

3 Crushed Garlic Cloves

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt


Small Soft Tortillas (Corn or Flour)

Accompaniments: Sliced avocado, guacamole, cilantro, diced tomatoes, minced jalapeno, shredded cheese or whatever you decide to serve with it.

Cut pork into 2 inch cubes. Keep fat intact. In a large-size pot combine pork, beer, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, garlic, and kosher salt. Add water so liquid just covers pork. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours. VERY IMPORTANT: Do not turn or move pork. Leave it alone. Turn heat to medium-high and cook pork for 15 minutes. At this point you should occasionally stir and turn pork. The liquid should be evaporated. Continue to cook pork until brown on all side. Gently turn pieces so they won’t fall apart. Remove from pot and serve in soft tortillas. Top with your favorite accompaniments. Serves 6

© Victoria Hart Glavin



    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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