Slow-Roasted Beef for Carnitas Recipe -
Slow-Roasted Beef for Carnitas Recipe
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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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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs 40 mins


  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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Dec 17, 2006

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 Ronaldo's Beef Carnitas which this recipe is "based from" so I'll have to try that before chosing my favorite between the two.

Dec 04, 2006

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.


3 Ratings

Nov 13, 2006

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


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  • Calories
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1309 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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