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ALToM: Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)

You will find Carnitas served at almost every taco stand in Mexico; typically on a soft fresh tortilla with coriander, red onion and the house salsa. Traditionally, Carnitas (which translates to “little meats”) are made by simmering pork in a big copper pot with a huge amount of pork lard - I have created a simplified and healthier version while still capturing the authentic flavours of this delicious Michoacán dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Skinnymixers


  • pork shoulder
  • cumin powder
  • dried oregano
  • cayenne pepper
  • white onion
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh lime juice
  • ripe oranges


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This recipe has a 1 chilli rating. There is also a Chicken variation in the book.


Serving: 140g | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 28.2g | Saturated Fat: 10.6g | Sodium: 713mg | Sugar: 3.5g