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Top Rated Carnitas Recipes

Enchiladas
This recipe will yield quite a bit of pork. The size of the initial piece will dictate the final yield , but I would recommend not  being overly conservative as the final product is great to have around for leftovers.  Chef Bernie uses this pork recipe in his Enchiladas de Cerdo Guajillo recipe. 
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Oven-roasted shredded suckling pig, habanero-sour orange salsa, chicharron salad and guacamole
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Carnitas, literally "little meats," is pork shoulder which has been braised for several hours until tender, then shredded and cooked again until crisp, providing you with a flavorful, juicy filling for your tacos. 
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As the weather cools down, there is nothing like coming home to an apartment filled with the aroma of meat that has been slow-cooking all day. These carnitas made my kitchen smell amazing, and they were delicious and easy to make, too. Click here to see 8 New Pork Recipes   Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
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Carnitas Taquitos
Tender, pork-filled carnitas are perfect when topped with a spicy salsa like in this recipe from chef Akhtar Nawab. 
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sasha's kitchen
This is a recipe from Jane Milton's Mexican cook book,carnitas literally means little meats,can be eaten as part of a main dish or used to fill tacos or burritos.if the carnitas are served in tacos or burritos,shred or chop them.
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Carnitas recipe. Ready In: 4 hrs 30 Makes servings 1414 per serving Ingredients: pork shoulder, chicken broth, onion, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, oregano, chipotle chili, bay leaves
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ritalou2
I was looking for a good carnitas recipe and found this at pepperfool.com. I liked that it is easy and the pork and pinto beans cook in one pot. Smells so good while it is simmering. It is a recipe by Nels Peterson.
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cookiedog
This is an easy version of carnitas. Purists would say it is not authentic because it is not cooked/boiled in lard. I love lard too, but I feel less guilty eating this version and it tastes great too! From Williams Sonoma- Mexican
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Christmas With Southern Living 2006, Oxmoor House 2006
Carnitas is a Mexican version of barbecue braised on the stovetop. Slowly simmered in broth or water, the meat becomes deliciously tender; then it's browned for a crisp exterior. Serve it plain or as tacos. Using a slow cooker delivers authentic results without watching the pot. Prep: 16 min.; Cook: 6 hrs. Make aheadThis recipe goes with Carnita Tacos
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katie in the UP
When I was taught to make Carnitas, the wonderful Woman told me it HAD to be simmered in lard. YES it was very good, but not too good for you :( I have experimented and came up with one that suits DH and my tastes (also lifestyle....crockpot!!) This recipe makes alot, but freezes very well. I put it in ziploc bags and just grab one out of the freezer for tacos, burritos and it also makes great taco salads!
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bsherrill
Ingredients: Pork: 1 Boneless Pork Butt (3 1/2-to 4-pound) fat cap trimmed to 1/8 inch thick, cut into 2-inch chunks Table Salt and Ground Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 1 Small Onion, peeled and halved 2 Bay Leaves 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano 2 ...
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