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Citrus Pork Carnitas
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10 INGREDIENTS • 8 STEPS • 2HRS 15MINS

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.
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2 Dads with Baggage
Hi I'm Jon, a dad, home chef, and blogger at 2DadsWithBaggage.com, where I share recipes and stories about his family adventures, travels, and favorite discoveries from around the world.
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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.
2HRS 15MINS
Total Time
$0.73
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
US / Metric
Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
Chili Powder
1/4 tsp
Chili Powder
Salt
1/4 tsp
Olive Oil
3 Tbsp
White Onion
1
White Onion, chopped
Garlic
3 cloves
Garlic, minced
Orange
3
Oranges, juiced
rinds reserved, 3 Tbsp orange zest
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
305
Fat
19.3 g
Protein
22.4 g
Carbs
11.6 g
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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.
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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Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Shellfish-Free
Pork
One-Pot
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