Carnitas Recipe

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34 mins (prep 30, cooking 4)
7 ingredients
8-10 servings
Of all the mexican style meats, Carnitas is by far my favorite. Its great to serve in simple tacos or as a main course. Made of flavorful pork with minimal seasonings, its the two step cooking process that puts carnitas over the top. First its braised, or slowly roasted until its fork tender. Then its fried until a fine crust adds a little crispness and more flavor to the meat.

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Serving Size (4.38 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 6.35 Calories from Fat 1.8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 2.49%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 2.42%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 4.41mg 1.47%
Total Carbohydrate 1.48g 3.94%
Dietary Fiber 0.54 g 17.28%
Sugars 0.05 g %
Protein 0.18g 2.96%
Vitamin A 2.54IU% Vitamin C 0.47mg%
Calcium 12.19mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*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:
country style pork ribs, boneless, tomatillo salsa