Manteca Fried Carnitas

Manteca Fried Carnitas

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"Nuggets of pork shoulder are slowly cooked with orange and onion in lard in this authentic Mexican dish."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 304 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 610 mg
  • 24%

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. Heat the lard in a deep roasting pan over medium heat. Stir in the pork, bay leaves, salt, pepper, onions, and garlic. Squeeze the orange into the mixture and drop in the orange halves. Add more lard if needed to cover all of the ingredients.
  2. Cook until the pork is tender enough to pull apart with a fork, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Discard the orange, onion, and garlic; strain the pork cubes from the lard using a slotted spoon.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of the lard for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time, temperature, and ingredient density.

Reviews

3

I make authentic carnitas by frying the chunked pork with salt in a large cast iron skillet. I add lard as needed and have never needed more than 1/2 cup. When it's all cooked I pour in green ...

Great almost as good as the ones bought at the mexican stores!

This is very very tasty, EVERYONE loves this. I've been looking a long time for a recipe that is like what I find in the better restaurants, this is it! AS GOOD AND BETTER! Thank you so much f...