- 4 pounds pork butt (boneless, fat trimmed and cut into 2 inch cubes)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 onion (peeled and halved)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 Orange (medium, juiced and keep the spent halves)
PER SERVING *
|Calories810Calories from Fat450|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat450|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Richard Russell 21 days ago
Turned out wonderful... one of my favorite pork dishes and definitely best carnitas I have every made. It has become a dish I love to make and love to devour.
Renée Nantais 4 Nov
Made in a slow cooker and it turned out amazing! Definitely do not skip the last steps of reducing the cooking liquid and broiling the pork, it really enriched the flavours.
Red 24 Sep
Excellent and Easy Used pineapple instead Will definitely cook again
d j. 10 Sep
I cooked it in a slow cooker for 6 hours on high and it turned out well.
Cepulo 27 Aug
Awesome!! I cooked it in instant pot but still browned it in over after. Came out delicious. 3 rd time making!!
Stephaney Law 7 Jul
We loved it! I used a hybrid cast iron/crockpot method & replaced the water with chicken stock, then added some green chilies. I did not have to reduce the liquid at the end (it was very thick already) and I had less than a cup of it after removing the meat. I'll add more stock next time for sure, there was barely enough sauce for half of the meat.
Richie 10 May
The recipe is simple and delicious. Try slow smoking the pork for a extra kick of flavor.
Nancy C. 2 May
This recipe was delicious. I added some minced garlic. My family loved it
Michelle Vanis 1 Feb
Amazing! Best carnitas recipe ever!
Carlos Codina 22 Oct 2017
They were delicious. Used the Dutch oven