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Carnitas

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In Spanish, carnitas means "little meats". This traditional Mexican dish is typically made from pork, but can also be made from beef. The meat is braised or roasted slowly until it is easily shredded or chopped. It is then roasted at higher heat until it is caramelized. It is often served with cilantro, onion, salsa, guacamole, refried beans and tortillas.

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Debbie's Mexican Shredded Beef (Carnitas)
This recipe has a 5 star rating8 reviews


Photo of Debbie's Mexican Shredded Beef (Carnitas)
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Made with salt, stewed tomatoes, cumin, beef chuck roast, salsa, garlic, chili powder, fresh oregano

 
stovetop, oven


Chipotle Carnitas
This recipe has a 5 star rating4 reviews


Chipotle Carnitas

Made with water, pork butt, chicken broth, bay leaves, onion, ground cumin, cilantro, oregano, chipotle chilies en adobo, adobo sauce

 
stovetop, oven


Pork Carnitas
This recipe has a 5 star rating5 reviews


And the fixins!
photo: yuie1

Mexican style carnitas made with pork, onion, garlic, salt, dried oregano, and ground cumin.

 
stovetop, oven


Carnitas (Using Boston Butt Roast)
This recipe has a 5 star rating19 reviews


Carnitas (Using Boston Butt Roast)

Made with milk, salt, dried thyme, pork shoulder or butt, onions, celery, garlic, bay leaves

 
stovetop, oven


Mexican Carnitas
This recipe has a 5 star rating3 reviews


Mexican Carnitas

Made with black pepper, seasoned salt, pork loin roast, salsa verde, onion, garlic

 
oven


Carnitas
This recipe has a 5 star rating4 reviews 2 comments


Slow Cooker Carnitas

Made with corn tortillas, beer, pork butt roast, garlic, jalapeno pepper, fresh cilantro

 
crock pot


Easy Baked Carnitas

Easy Baked Carnitas

Made with pork, cilantro, dried ground red Mexican chile or poblano chile, salt and pepper, cumin, garlic

 
stovetop


Caramelized Carnitas
This recipe has a 5 star rating1 review 1 comment


Caramelized Carnitas

Made with green onion, water, garlic, pork shoulder, brown sugar, tequila, molasses, salt, black pepper

 
stovetop


Mexican Carnitas II
This recipe has a 5 star rating1 review 1 comment


Mexican Carnitas II

Made with chili sauce, onion, chicken broth, boneless pork shoulder, cilantro, cumin, corn tortillas, bay leaves

 
stovetop, oven


Seattle Carnitas
This recipe has a 4 star rating2 reviews 1 comment


Seattle Carnitas

Made with salt, liquid smoke, garlic, limes, boneless pork butt or shoulder roast, fresca, frozen orange juice concentrate, onion soup mix, taco seasoning mix, red wine

 
crock pot, deep fryer, stovetop


Carnitas II

Carnitas II

Made with tortillas, salsa, sour cream, orange, lard, pork shoulder or butt roast

 
stovetop


Carnitas

Carnitas

Made with avocado, salsa, boneless pork butt, water, flour or corn tortillas, refried beans, lime, cilantro, onion

 
stovetop



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