Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas

 

Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas

These delicious slow roasted pork carnitas are great wrapped in a warm tortilla with fresh guacamole. Slow roasting makes the pork super tender and then braising at the end under high temps achieves the crispy browned texture of authentic pork carnitas. Serve with fresh salsa, cilantro, onion, and ripe tomatoes to round out this Mexican dish.

pork carnitas

Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas - Slow roasted instead of fried, this Pork Carnitas recipe is a delicious, healthier take to a traditional Mexican dish. - Pork Shoulder Roast, Coarse Salt (Kosher or Sea Salt), Heat the oven to 375 degrees. ; Cut each slab of pork in half and lay the pieces in a baking dish (they should fit into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish without being crowded). ; Liberally sprinkle with salt (about 1 teaspoon) on all sides. ; Pour 1/3 cup water around the meat, cover tightly with foil, and bake for 1 hour. ; Raise the oven temperature to 450 degrees. ; Uncover the meat and using a turkey baster or spoon, pour the liquid over the top of the meat. ; Continue to cook until the liquid has completely reduced and only the rendered fat remains, about 20-30 minutes. ; Now, roast, carefully turning the meat every 7 or 8 minutes, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes longer. ; Break the meat into large pieces and serve on a warm platter, sprinkled with salt.; - <strong>Calories (per serving):</strong> 336 Cal Protein: 44 g Carbs: 0 g Fat: 16 g

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Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas
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Slow roasted instead of fried, this Pork Carnitas recipe is a delicious, healthier take to a traditional Mexican dish.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
75 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
75 minutes
Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas
Print Recipe
Slow roasted instead of fried, this Pork Carnitas recipe is a delicious, healthier take to a traditional Mexican dish.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
75 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
75 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut each slab of pork in half and lay the pieces in a baking dish (they should fit into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish without being crowded).
  3. Liberally sprinkle with salt (about 1 teaspoon) on all sides.
  4. Pour 1/3 cup water around the meat, cover tightly with foil, and bake for 1 hour.
  5. Raise the oven temperature to 450 degrees.
  6. Uncover the meat and using a turkey baster or spoon, pour the liquid over the top of the meat.
  7. Continue to cook until the liquid has completely reduced and only the rendered fat remains, about 20-30 minutes.
  8. Now, roast, carefully turning the meat every 7 or 8 minutes, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes longer.
  9. Break the meat into large pieces and serve on a warm platter, sprinkled with salt.
Recipe Notes

Calories (per serving): 336 Cal Protein: 44 g Carbs: 0 g Fat: 16 g

 

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