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If you want a way to get boneless pork shoulder into your game day, Traci Des Jardins, a San Francisco Bay Area chef/restaurateur, has a festive idea she shared with Chowhound. About 4 pounds, including the pork fat, are needed for these carnitas tacos, plus 1/4 cup of lard, duck fat, or vegetable oil. Try to go with one of the first two if you want real flavor. The Negro Modello beer in this recipe is partly for imbibing while you slow cook the pork shoulder, and partly to use in the actual recipe.