Turtles Braised Carnitas


total 2:30


8 servings



5 lbs. Boston pork butt, trimmed, cut into 3x3-inch chunks
1 onion, chopped
olive oil or
vegetable oil as needed
7 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bay leaf
3 cups orange juice
2 cups cola
2 cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper, to taste


Heat and oil a large 8 quart or so Braising pan/pot Season Pork with Salt & Pepper Brown pork (Work in batches,add more oil if needed) add all of the Browned pork to the pan along with the remaining ingredients except for the chicken stock, Mix well and braise covered over medium heat, add chicken stock to keep fluids up to the half way point up the side of the Carnitas through out the braising....braise till pork is very tender and can easily be shredded with a fork, about 2 1/2 hours give or take..Shred with 2 forks or by hand once cool enough to handle, reseason with salt & pepper transfer to a serving bowl. Option: I like to crisp up my Carnitas by sauteing the shredded braised Carnitas in a hot nonstick pan with a little oil frying till tender crisp just before serving................Yum.

Author's Comments

Carnitas are Easy to make and Delicious with sides of Beans,Rice,Salsa,Guacamole and Tortillas...Use your delicious Carnitas to make Gr8t Tacos,Burritos,Quesadillas,South Western Style Salads & Wraps...

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1 Recipe Reviews


turtle66 reviewed Turtles Braised Carnitas on December 12, 2007

Juicy Tender Crisp Carnitas!!!!