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Thread: Authentic Pork Carnitas

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    Authentic Pork Carnitas

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    Authentic Pork Carnitas
    Mexican rice
    Ranch Style Beans
    Apple Cinnamon Strudel Cake

    Authentic Pork Carnitas
    Dry brine 2" cubes of pork


    Then marinate for 2-3 hours in
    3 parts orange juice, 1 part lime juice, keep rinds in marinade and cooking.
    3-5 cloves of garlic, 2-3 Bay leaves, salt and cumin.


    Drain marinade and everything else goes into the dutch oven, add in a quartered onion


    I use enough bacon grease and lard to just cover the meat, and cook for 2 hours or till tender over medium heat.
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    Then I switch to high heat to crisp the pork.


    I got sidetracked while crisping the pork and it got a little darker than I usually cook it.
    But it was still tender and juicy inside.

    VS


    Serve with fresh lemon or lime for squeezing over the carnitas, cilantro, onion and fresh salsa for garnishes
    I also lightly browned a stack of fresh corn tortillas and served for tacos

    Arroz Mexicana aka Mexican Rice
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    Frijoles Refritos
    My Ranch Style Beans start off the same as the above linked ^, but get some additional treatment.
    The onion, tomato and jalapeno are removed before adding the beans, and are pureed and set aside till the last hour or so of the cook and then added back.
    When I add beans I put in 1/2 chicken broth and 1/2 water.
    1T Paprika
    1/2T each Guajillo, Ancho and Arbol chile powders
    1t each granulated onion and garlic
    1t cumin

    Sorry, no pics of today's beans.

    Apple Cinnamon Strudel Cake

    Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 9x13 baking dish

    In a large mixing bowl whisk together
    1-1/2C brown sugar
    1 large egg
    1/3C vegetable oil
    1C buttermilk

    Then stir in
    1t baking soda
    1t vanilla extract

    To these mix in
    2-1/2C flour
    1-1/2C diced apple
    Pour into baking dish

    In a small mixing bowl combine the following, use a pastry blender, fork or your hands
    Should have the consistency of wet sand
    1/3C sugar
    1-1/2t cinnamon
    2T melted butter

    Spread this over the batter, you may add some chopped nuts if you like, I added walnuts



    Lets Eat!

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    Thanks for the great recipe-carnitas are a favorite of mine but have never tried to cook them. I'm looking forward to giving them a try. Great job with the pics and directions, thanks again.
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    Made a nice lunch of the leftovers.
    Added some salsa verde to the pork and it reheated real nice.
    Beans and rice with more salsa verde.
    Just woke up from my after lunch siesta.





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    That's awesome eats ,
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