Carnitas!

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Carnitas!

Post by trailboss » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:57 pm

This is an easy recipe...and Muy bueno!

Carnitas (Braised Pork)


Ingredients

1 bone-in pork shoulder or butt (4-5 lbs)

about 4 cups regular-strength chicken broth

1 lg onion, quartered

1 Tb each, coriander seeds and cumin seeds (I put these in a tea-ball or make an herb bouquet with cheesecloth

1 tsp dry oregano leaves

3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (optional but highly recommended!)

2 bay leaves

Instructions

Place pork, broth, onion, coriander,cumin, oregano, chiles, if
desired, and bay leaves in a 5-to-6 quart pan. Add enough water to
just cover the meat. Cover the pan and bring to a boil; reduce heat
and simmer until meat pulls apart easily with a fork (3 to 4 hours).

Lift out meat (reserve broth for other uses, if desired). Discard
fat. Place pork in a large roasting pan and bake, uncovered, in a 450
degree oven until sizzling and browned (about 20 minutes). Pull off
chunks of meat and shred with 2 forks, discarding fat. :drool:
Makes 6 to 8 servings


Save the broth that you boiled the meat in, discard the coriander and cumin seeds, and use the broth to make beans...phenomenal stock for that!
Bean/ carnitas burrito's rock!


Short of making tortillas from scratch, these are the best I have run across, in the refrigerated section of Costco and Sam's Club, at least here in Az...(they have a store locator)

http://www.tortillaland.com/

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