Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Makes: 3 servings

Carbs per Serving: 5.33 grams

Protein per Serving: 62.33 grams

Fat per Serving: 9 grams


?         2 lb boneless pork shoulder, fat trimmed

?         3/4 tsp sea salt

?         1/3 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

?         1/2 tsp ground cumin

?         1 bay leaf

?         1 small onion, halved

?         1/2 tsp dried oregano

?         1 cup water

?         1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

?         Juice and segments of 1 small orange


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Slice the pork into bite sized cubes, then place them in an oven safe pot over medium high flame.
  • Add the sea salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, lime juice, orange juice and segments, onion, and bay leaf.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, uncovered. Once simmering, place the lid on the pot and transfer to the oven.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until pork can be shredded easily.
  • Prepare the broiler. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil.
  • Take the pork out of the pot and transfer to the prepared pan.
  • Collect the juices from the pot and discard the solids. Place over high flame and boil for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in the shredded pork and mix well. Cook until heated through, then transfer back to the prepared pan. Spread out evenly.
  • Set the oven rack on the middle section then place the pan of pork on it. Broil for 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Turn the meat over and broil until browned and crisp. Serve with salad, if desired.