Pork Carnitas Recipe

Carnitas, or Mexican-style slow-cooked pulled pork, is perfect for burrito night!

This recipe for Mexican-style slow-cooked pulled pork is perfect for taco and burrito night! Braise your pork until fork-tender and easy to pull apart. The wait is worth it! 

Pork Carnitas Recipe

Rachelle Santos
Carnitas, or Mexican-style slow-cooked pulled pork, is perfect for burrito night!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


Pork Carnitas Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 kilo pork (use kasim), or kasim, boneless, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic minced
  • 1/3 Cup white onion chopped
  • 6 slices Jalape use pickled jalapenos
  • 1 seedless orange juice only
  • 1 Lime (Dayap) juice only
  • 3 tablespoons Vinegar


  • Heat vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed stockpot. Season boneless pork shoulder with salt; sear in batches until browned.
  • Add fresh milk, minced garlic, chopped white onions, jalapeño slices, juice from 1 orange, juice from 1 lime, and  vinegar.
  • Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until very tender, about 2 hours. Shred pork.
  • Strain cooking liquid into a saucepan and reduce to half. Season with salt. Add shredded pork to the liquid and mix well.
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