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Citrus Pork Carnitas

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This versatile pork roast recipe is inspired by Mexican Carnitas and makes enough for a hearty meal plus leftovers. I like to slice the cooked roast into bite-sized pieces and mix it back into the pan juices for added flavor.
Citrus Pork Carnitas Recipe | SideChef
This versatile pork roast recipe is inspired by Mexican Carnitas and makes enough for a hearty meal plus leftovers. I like to slice the cooked roast into bite-sized pieces and mix it back into the pan juices for added flavor.
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http://2dadswithbaggage.com
2hr 15min
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Ingredients

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Servings:
8
Serves 8
1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp
Chili Powder
1/4 tsp
3 Tbsp
1
White Onion , chopped
3 cloves
Garlic , minced
3
Oranges , juiced
rinds reserved, 3 Tbsp orange zest
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
311
FAT
19.5 g
PROTEIN
22.6 g
CARBS
12.6 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2
In a small bowl, combine the Ground Cinnamon (1/4 tsp) , Chili Powder (1/4 tsp) , Salt (1/4 tsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) .
Step 3
Put the Boneless Pork Shoulder (2 lb) on a plate and rub the entire surface with the spice mixture.
Step 4
In a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, warm the Olive Oil (3 Tbsp) . Add the roast and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the roast back to the plate and set aside.
Step 5
Add the White Onion (1) and Garlic (3 cloves) to the skillet. Cook, stirring often until softened, about 4 minutes.
Step 6
Return the roast to the skillet. Pour the juice of 3 Oranges (3) over the roast and sprinkle it with the 3 Tbsp of orange zest and Dried Oregano (1 Tbsp) .
Step 7
Place the orange rinds around the roast. Cover and place the skillet in the oven to cook for 2 hours.
Step 8
Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into pieces and serve with freshly warmed flour tortillas.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
311
% Daily Value*
Fat
19.5 g
25%
Saturated Fat
5.8 g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
80.5 mg
27%
Carbohydrates
12.6 g
5%
Fiber
1.1 g
4%
Sugars
9.9 g
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Protein
22.6 g
45%
Sodium
164.6 mg
7%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
21.8 mg
2%
Iron
1.7 mg
9%
Potassium
64.2 mg
1%
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