Boil Roast Carnitas

Boil & Roast Carnitas

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pork
Servings: 20
Calories: 173kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs pork butt
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 2 bunches cilantro 1 bunch whole, 1 bunch chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 6 - 8 cups water
  • 1.5 cup green chili salsa
  • 1 cup green chilis roasted, diced
  • 1/2 cup green onion sliced thin (including tops)

Instructions

  • In large pot, add pork, carrots, onions, garlic, cumin, coriander, oregano, chili powder, and whole cilantro
  • Add enough water to cover and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender (about 3.5 hours)
  • Remove roast from broth once tender
  • Place in baking pan, fat side up, and bake at 350 degrees until well-browned, about 1 hour
  • Drain off fat and shred meat, disregarding fat and bones
  • Stir in salsa, green chilis, green onions, and chopped cilantro
  • Bake another 15-20 minutes, until hot

Great served with Cauliflower Tortillas

    Nutrition

    Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1728IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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