Latin Flair, Main Dish, mexican food, Pork, Recipes
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Dutch Oven Carnitas

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.

Layer ingredients


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.

Finished goodness.



  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. Rub the inside of the pot with olive oil
  3. Layer the ribs then all other ingredients
  4. Cover the pot
  5. Bake at 300 for 2 hours
  6. Remove the pork from the pot reserving the liquid, liquid will form during the cooking process due to the fat in the ribs
  7. Break the pork ribs into bit size pieces using a fork and knife
  8. Heat a non stick pan to high
  9. Spray the pan with cooking spray, I used an olive oil spray
  10. 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.
  11. 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.


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