Slow-Roasted Beef for Carnitas

Slow-Roasted Beef for Carnitas

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"A beef roast is infused with garlic and coated with a spicy blend of chile peppers, chili powder, cumin and oregano before being slowly roasted in the oven."
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3 h 40 m servings 466 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1309 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the green chiles, chili powder, oregano, cumin, garlic and salt.
  3. Place roast on a large sheet of heavy foil. Make 8 cuts in the meat and insert the garlic halves. Rub chili mixture all over roast and enclose in foil to seal.
  4. Place in a roasting pan and cook in preheated oven until meat is fork tender, about 3 1/2 hours. Remove from oven. When cool enough to handle, shred meat into a large bowl. Stir in meat juices and serve in warm flour tortillas.



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This smells fabulous while it's cooking and is SOOOO delicious! One of the best, flavorful Mexican recipes I have tried on this website. My picky 3-year old even loved it! I have yet to try Rona...

Although, our plates looked simple the taste made it feel like we were out an expensive resteraunt. The smell was amazing. I will be using the technique and rub on other meats.

Easy and delicious. Kids love it as much as we do.

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