20 Tacos - Carnitas Recipe Video, Mexican-Style Pork
The 99 Cent Chef
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  • 5-8 pound
  • 20 tacos out
  • 2 of my Carnitas recipe, Chicharron Tacos, and a cautionary taco tale video with the most outrageous ending I've come up with yet !
  • 1 pork shoulder (or butt) - about 4 to 7 pounds Remove meat from around bone. Cut into large chunks - anywhere from 3 to 6 inch pieces. Thick and meaty pork country style ribs (not the thinner short ribs) are a "no chopping needed" substitution. And go to Hindsight at the end of this post for a "whole hog" easiest version.
  • 1 onion - roughly chopped
  • 1 head of garlic - about 8 whole peeled cloves.
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice - optional. Fresh squeezed or frozen.
  • 1 12 ounce bottle of Mexican cola - optional. Okay to use a regular cola (but not diet.) If you don't use a coke then add a tablespoon of sugar, or a favorite sweetener like honey.
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 hours take out a large-sized piece of boiled pork, let it
  • in
  • meat
  • 5-10 minutes, so the meat softens even
  • 10-15 minutes at
  • 350 degrees To keep the pork extra moist add some of the pork broth to the roasting pan, just enough to barely cover the bottom



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