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Crispy Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas for tacos
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 15 Tacos
Author Jim


  • 3 Pounds pork shoulder
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1.5 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Red Pepper flake
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 15 corn tortillas
  • 1 Cup Diced pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup Diced onion
  • 1 Cup Fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 300 deg f. Fetch a 9x13 pan (or whatever you have really).
  • Cube pork into 2 inch chunks, put in pan. Quarter the onion, put in pan. Juice the orange and put that, and the leftover rind, in the pan. The garlic/cinnamon/cumin/salt/pepper/chili flake/water goes... in the pan. Stir to combine everything, and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Bake pork for 2.5-3 hours, or until tender. Once cooked, remove pork from pan and place on baking sheet (save that liquid in the pan). Set broiler to high and broil for 3-4 minutes or until pork is super crispy. Roughly chop and pour 1/2 cup of the baking liquid over the meat. Serve on tortillas topped with the pineapple/onion/cilantro.


Serving: 15People | Calories: 234kcal