Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas
Slow roasted instead of fried, this Pork Carnitas recipe is a delicious, healthier take to a traditional Mexican dish.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
75minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
75minutes
Ingredients
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