Morsels of delicious, somewhat crispy, pork going on here…
These are so yummy and easy to make. I used country style pork ribs (very little bone), about 3/4 pounds.
Finished product, well almost
Pan fry or toss to crisp up a bit. I used very little oil, just some olive oil cooking spray in this non-stick pan.
- 3/4 pounds country style pork ribs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- Pinch of comino (cumin)
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled, whole
- Juice of 1 orange plus peel
- One onion cut in half
- 1/8 tsp Pepper
- Preheat oven to 300
- Rub the inside of the pot with olive oil
- Layer the ribs then all other ingredients
- Cover the pot
- Bake at 300 for 2 hours
- Remove the pork from the pot reserving the liquid, liquid will form during the cooking process due to the fat in the ribs
- Break the pork ribs into bit size pieces using a fork and knife
- Heat a non stick pan to high
- Spray the pan with cooking spray, I used an olive oil spray
- Pan sear the pork pieces until somewhat crunchy in spots, this should take just a few minutes as you toss them around in the pan. As you pan sear the pork pour a tablespoon or so of the cooking liquid over the pork for added flavor, fry enough for it to dry out again.
- Next, serve and enjoy!
I made soft tacos one night with my last batch, heat corn tortillas, add a bit of carnitas and then some fixings of your choice.
I topped these tacos with onion, cilantro, cheese and green salsa, yum!
I also made carnitas topped nachos with the same batch the next day.
(Super Bowl Status Nachos)
These Carnitas will knock your Nachos out of the flavor park, no kidding!
Later I will share my recipe for Sonny inspired Super Bowl Status Nachos.