Carnitas Michoacan
180 mins (prep 60, cooking 120)
5 ingredients
8-10 servings
There are many variations on this classic Mexican pork dish. This is the way my ex, who is from Michoacan, prepares it. We served this in our Mexican restaurant and it was a BIG hit! The nice thing about making it daily for the restaurant was that we could reuse both the cooking water and the lard multiple times, which multiplied the flavor! It's very simple to make. The short list of ingredients doesn't make for bland eating here! Substitutions can be made for the lard, but the result won't be quite the same. I think it has to do with the sensitivity of the various fats to heat, but frankly I'm not sure. This is NOT a low fat food! In fact, we refer to it as a "cholesterol nightmare," so we eat it seldom, but we REALLY enjoy it when we do!

Categories:  north-american , mexican , equipment , <-4-hours , low-carb , low-in... , very-low-carbs , time-to-make , 5-ingredients-or-less , easy , main-dish , pork , meat , stove-top ,
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Serving Size (144.22 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 1157.81 Calories from Fat 1107.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 123.07g 1514.74%
Saturated Fat 47.75g 1910.16%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 139.2mg 371.2%
Sodium 1222.02mg 407.34%
Total Carbohydrate 0.14g 0.36%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 11.06g 176.95%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 4.13mg% Iron 0.33mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pork roast, medium white onion