Carnitas

Today, the #SundaySupper gang will be sharing Mexican Fiesta recipes in honor of Mexico’s Independence day.
This great idea is sponsored by my good friend Heather over at Girlichef

I made Carnitas!

We’ll be meeting up tonight at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Mexican Fiesta recipes!

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us throughTweetChat!

We’d also love to feature your Mexican Fiesta recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!

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Carnitas

Ingredients:

3 lbs pork shoulder cut into cubes

1/2 cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

6 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon salt

Directions:

Put the pork into a large dutch oven. Add vinegar, sugar, garlic cumin and salt. Cover with just enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours. Crank up the heat to medium high and continue to cook another hour; stirring occasionally until all the fat is rendered from the meat. Once it is browned on all sides it is done.

Serve with tortillas, chopped onion, or avocados like I did.

Take a look at what everyone else brought to the table. I cant wait to try all these dishes.

Sopas (Soups), Enchiladas (Salads), and Entremeses (Starters)

La Comida (the food)

Postres (desserts)

Bebidas (beverages)

Peace be with you,

Veronica

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45 Responses to “Carnitas”

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    Laura Hunter — September 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I love carnitas, so easy and so tasty.

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — September 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Never had pork this way, Veronica. It sounds so good!

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    Lizzy Do — September 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I haven’t made carnitas in years! Yours look fantastic…I think it’s time they make my menu again! Happy #SundaySupper~

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    Katie — September 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Oh my goodness – this looks absolutely delicious! I love carnitas – thanks for sharing!

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    Jen @JuanitasCocina — September 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Carnitas are my favorite meal…Mexican or not! Yours turned out great!

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    pippisinthekitchenagain — September 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Those carnitas look wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — September 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    They look wonderful, I should try to make them soon! Delicious. Have a good sunday!

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    kwistinsfavorites — September 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Wow these look so great!! I love carnitas :)

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    Angie Barrett — September 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve never heard of carnitas! Looks good tho!

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    german in pdx — September 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Deliciousness in a tortilla!!!

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    Tara — September 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Oh wow, those look so good. I love the avocado in them!!

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    Leslie Limon — September 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I love, love, LOVE carnitas! We’re actually having these for lunch today at a family gathering. I can’t wait. 2 o’clock can’t get here fast enough! :)

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    Patti — September 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Classic, clean flavors! Looks great Veronica!

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    Renee Dobbs — September 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Simple and flavorful. Bring on the pork and spices. Nice recipe Veronica.

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    diabeticFoodie — September 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Carnitas are one of my favorite things to order in a Mexican restaurant. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Debra Eliotseats — September 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    This looks delicious. I am needing a crockpot dish to feed the teachers this week at P/T Conferences. This certainly is in the running. I think they could manage tacos. :)

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    Lane — September 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Mmm carnitas with corn tortillas simple and delicious!

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    mommasmeals — September 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make these! Thanks for sharing. Happy #SundaySupper!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — September 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I love carnitas. They are full of lots of flavor, so easy, and perfect for any time. Great recipe!

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    Sheila Fretz — September 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Looks good and I love Carnitas!

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    Kim Bee — September 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Veronica this looks really fabulous. I need to make these asap. Great Sunday Supper recipe.

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    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez — September 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    We ADORE carnitas in our house…as a matter of fact – pass me a few tacos, por favor! =) Your carnitas look and sound amazing.

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    Carla — September 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

    First time I had carnitas was when I studied abroad and my one housemate made them. This brings back memories – I’ll have to make this in the future.

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    Alaiyo Kiasi — September 17, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Veronica,

    I love the concept for your blog. I could make this with seitan or tofu. I love the addition of guacamole–one of my favorites.

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    Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories — September 17, 2012 at 12:18 am

    YUM! This sounds like a perfect carnitas recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

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    Family Foodie — September 17, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Carnitas are now on my Mexican must try list… Loved that you shared this recipe during #Sundaysupper!

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    Sarah Reid — September 17, 2012 at 3:41 am

    This reminds me of the old Mexican family run restaurant near where I grew up- I bet it tastes even better

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    Megan Wood — September 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I LOVE Carnitas! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Chattering Kitchen — September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Looks so beautiful yet so simple. Way to go

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    CrispyBitsnBurntEnds — September 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    mmmmmm carnitas! I love a simple taco with just the meat, cilantro, onions and squirt of lime. Mexican style!

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    Mama.Mommy.Mom. — September 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    This sounds yummy! I think I’d throw some onions in there and maybe hit it with a little fresh cilantro. YUM!

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

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    Sunithi Selvaraj, RD — September 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    OOh sound so easy :) Will be making these next time I get pork. Thanks for sharing !

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