Carnitas Recipe

This traditional Mexican Carnitas Recipe of pre-seasoned pork is slow-fried in lard with spices, oranges, limes, and onions until tender and extremely flavorful.

Once you try these, you may never return to your favorite Mexican restaurant again.


– pork shoulder – st. louis sparerib – pork skin cueritos – pounds of lard – yellow onion – garlic cloves

Cut the pork into roughly 1-pound pieces.

Place them on a rack over a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Generously season the pork on all sides with salt.

Take the pork from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature to take the chill off.

In the meantime, heat the lard in a large 2 ½ to 3-gallon rondeau or pot over medium heat until it reaches 325°.

Add in the pork shoulder and cook while constantly stirring for 30 minutes.

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