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Pork Carnitas

By July 29, 2018May 21st, 2021Recipes
Pork Carnitas


Meaning "little meats" in Mexico. Often used in tacos and burritos. And this tasty recipe has just 6 ingredients.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs lean pork cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon MSG
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cans green chilies chopped
  • 8-16 soft tortillas


  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Combine all ingredients and let stand for an hour.
  • Bake in a shallow baking pan for 2 hours, periodically pouring off any fat that accumulates.
  • Spoon meat into hot flour tortillas.
  • Spoon carnitas onto hot flour tortillas.
  • Serve with guacamole and salsa.


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Photo courtesy of Ginny (Flickr)