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Carnitas Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork country-style ribs (thick, meaty, pork butt or pork shoulder)
  • 2 lbs lard (or enough to cover the meat)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 orange zest (removed with a vegetable peeler in wide strips)
  • 1 lime zest (removed with a vegetable peeler in wide strips)
  • 3 cloves garlic (unpeeled)
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 12 corn tortillas (soft)
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • guacamole (accompaniment, recipe follows)
  • pico de gallo (Emeril's, accompaniment, recipe follows)
  • 2 avocado (large, firm--ripe, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup white onion (minced)
  • 2 tbsps cilantro leaves (minced fresh)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp serrano chile (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 11/2 lbs plum tomatoes (cored, seeded and diced)
  • 3/4 cup white onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves (chopped fresh)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsps jalapeno chilies (minced, seeded, about 2 medium)
  • 1 tsp garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
2 hr 40 min
Servings
4 servings
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 3130 Calories from Fat 2630
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 292g 449%
Saturated Fat 98g 490%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 465mg 155%
Sodium 710mg 30%
Potassium 2250mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 9g
Protein 74g
Vitamin A 35%
Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 20%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tastes

Salty
Savory
Sour
Bitter
Sweet
Spicy

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