Low-Fat Carnitas

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 0 mins
  • Serves: 12,Yield: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “serve with low fat spiced black beans”


  • 4lbspork loin, cut in very large pieces
  • 1 1/2 quartschicken broth
  • 1largeonion, quartered
  • 1tablespooncumin
  • 1tablespooncoriander
  • 2teaspoonsoregano, dried
  • 4chipotle chiles, canned or dry
  • 2bay leaves
  • to tastewater
  • to tastesalt
  • Directions

  • To a 7- to 8-quart pan, add pork, broth, onion, coriander, cumin, oregano, chilies in sauce, sauce, and bay leaves. Add water to cover the pork.
  • Cover the pan and bring to a boil on high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until meat pulls apart easily with a fork, 2 to 3 hours.
  • Strain broth.
  • Cover pork with enough broth to keep moist and use remaining broth for Spiced Black Beans.
  • To bake carnitas, pull pork large shreds and place in a shallow baking dish.
  • Spoon some broth over to keep moist. Broil pork until slightly crisp (watching carefully), turn, moisten if necessary and broil again.
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  • Reviews

  • “This is a very delicious recipe. It tastes very authentic to my mexican palet. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.”

  • “Very good! The pork was cooked perfectly and had a nice subtle flavor. We also used the pork as a filling in burritos. Thanks!”

  • “My hubby and I are always looking for great recipes for our favorite mexican foods. This one hit the mark!! It was so tasty and so easy to make. I made no changes to the recipe and I don’t think there are any that are needed. Loved it!!!”