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2018-10-18 02:32 #0 by: Tammie

I made Carnitas on Sunday. I use the Food Network recipe and tweak it a bit. I always cook it longer than it calls for. 

Carnitas Food Network Recipe at


4 tablespoons seasoned salt (use Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning)

4 pounds pork butt, cut into 2-inch cubes, some but not all of the fat removed

1 cup water

1 teaspoon liquid smoke (I use Hickory)

1 medium onion, quartered  (I use white onion)

5 large garlic cloves

Warm tortillas, for serving

Happy creating!


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2018-10-18 09:59 #1 by: Evelina

So how do you cook it? 

You put it in the oven with those ingredients besides the tortillas?

What is the best pot to use?

What other sides do you serve it with?

My boyfriend loves carnitas but I don't eat meat, I might have to cook it for him once the kitchen renovation is done Glad

2018-10-18 11:23 #2 by: Leia

This is right up my street, can't wait to try it!

All the best, Leia

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2018-10-19 05:39 #3 by: Tammie

#1 I have a cast iron dutch oven (pot with a lid) that I use.  I have a small rack that goes in the bottom of the pot. I put the pork in the pot with the fat side up. I typically buy a pork roast that is "bone in" so I don't cut it all up like the recipe calls for but I do make cuts in the roast so that it will cook faster. I cover all sides of the roast with the Chile Lime seasoning. I use about 8 or 10 garlic cloves and press the cloves into the meat. I cut up a white onion and put that on top and put 1 and a half cup of water in the pan with a teaspoon of Hickory Smoke flavoring. I cook that at 350 degrees for at least two hours maybe longer. Then once the meat is falling off of the bone I take the lid off and cook it longer. I stir it every now and then to move the meat around a bit. I like to cook it until I get some crusty nearly burnt edges and all of the water is gone. 

I made Spanish rice and refried beans to go with it. 

Happy creating!


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