The Flavorful Taste of Pork Pulled Carnitas

Craving for something new and delicious? This kind of food may be unfamiliar to you. Then let me introduce you to the one that surely you will get addicted to. It is the best of the rest of the Mexican food that you can prepare. It is the Mexican version of pork pulled. When you want to go to Mexico, you must try this famous carnitas before going back to your hometown.

What Is Pork Pulled Carnitas?

This pork-pulled is a slice of meat from a pig. It is a pork shoulder blade that has been slowly cooked in a pot so that it will be sufficiently tender to shred. Traditionally, carnitas means little meat, a dish of Mexican cuisine that originated inthe state of Michoacan. It is traditionally made by slow cooking pieces in a pot over an open fire until the pork is juicy and tender.

How To Make the Pork Pulled Carnitas?

Before anything else, you need to prepare all the ingredients that you'll be using, the tools that you'll be using, and, of course, yourself.

1. Best Pork Cut
One of the main ingredients in the pork carnitas recipe is the pork of a pig, do not use pork loin or chicken breast. The pork shoulder is the best choice because it has the ultimate juicy and full of flavor. You can also use a pork butt because it also has a lot of fat and sinew, and then rub it with the carnitas seasoning.

2. Carnitas Seasoning
Rub the pork with this mixture of spices. It is the best way to add flavor when cooking. To increase the taste of the meat, you must rub the seasoning on it before cooking.

A mix of spices
- 1 Tablespoon of salt
- 1 Tablespoon of ground cumin
- 2 ½ Teaspoons of dried oregano
- 1 Teaspoon of dried basil
- 1 Teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 ½ Teaspoon of paprika
- 2 ½ Teaspoons of light brown sugar

3. Slow Cook
Place bay leaves in the bottom of the pot and put the pork on top of it. Place it with the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Then you may add the secret ingredient, and that's the orange juice. The juice will transform into the most incredible broth, and that's it. You need to be more patient in terms of waiting. Slow cook it for more than an hour or until the pork is pulled apart and tenderized. Watch until it creates a thick liquid.

4. Remove from the Pot
Remove the pork from the pot or slow cooker once it is tender. You can use the broiler to concentrate the flavor, or you may pan-fry it until golden brown and use the cooking liquid from the pot to moisten the meat. In doing this, you can see the delicious caramel on the outside of the meat.

Best With Carnitas

Put the beans, salsa, guacamole, lime wedges, and a warm tortilla on a platter. You may also try this carnitas in tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, sliders, shawarmas, or pizza. You can also partner this up with rice, salads, or nachos. You can enjoy delicious carnitas with your family or friends at get-togethers, picnics, or even on a date.

When Faced with the Question Of

What flavor would it have? If you notice, we put orange juice instead of chicken broth. Thus, if you are curious if it will taste like orange juice, the answer is no. The orange broth is poured over the shredded pork, and if you are wondering why we didn't put any water or liquid in the carnitas, it is because of the orange juice. That small amount of it is all that we needed.

A friendly reminder: cook with love. That's the main ingredient that would make your recipe more delicious and have an unforgettable taste. Not all magicians are holding wands; some are holding kitchen tools.

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