This tasty carnitas recipe consist of slow cooking pork shoulder with household spices. Carnitas may seem like a complex Mexican dish to pull off, but really it only takes a little patience to perfect. Just toss a few ingredients into a pot and slow-cook the pork in its own flavorful broth. In a couple of hours, the broth reduces and the pork fries in the fatty juices left behind, resulting in crispy yet tender meat perfect for stuffing into tacos or burritos, or serving atop tostadas. While you wait, throw together your Margarita.
Special equipment: You’ll need cheesecloth and butcher’s twine for this recipe.
This dish was featured as part of our photo gallery of No-Fail Mexican Favorites for Cinco de Mayo.