Carnitas

YUMMLY
15Ingredients
5Hours
370Calories

Description

Impossibly tender taco-truck-quality carnitas made in your home oven. Enjoy with tortillas, avocado, and other fixings.

Ingredients

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  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 pounds pork butt (trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces)
  • 3 strips bacon (each cut in half)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Orange (quartered)
  • 1 lime (quartered)
  • 4 cloves garlic (smashed)
  • 1 small onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded and roughly chopped)
  • 1 handful cilantro
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Spray a Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Place pork and bacon in the Dutch oven. Season with brown sugar, salt, black pepper, cumin, coriander, and oregano. Stir to coat. Squeeze juice from orange and lime over pork, and arrange the citrus segments around the meat. Scatter garlic, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro over pork. (Pro Tip: Avoid handling jalapeño peppers with your bare hands! Use disposable gloves, or cover your hands with plastic bags to limit contact with the capsaicin in the peppers, which will cause a burning sensation on the skin.)
    3. Place lid on Dutch oven and bake pork for 4-5 hours on the middle rack of preheated oven, until it is fall-apart tender.
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    NutritionView More

    370Calories
    Sodium39% DV940mg
    Fat37% DV24g
    Protein61% DV31g
    Carbs3% DV9g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories370Calories from Fat220
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol115mg38%
    Sodium940mg39%
    Potassium780mg22%
    Protein31g61%
    Calories from Fat220
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate9g3%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C35%
    Calcium6%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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