Carnitas – pulled/shredded pork

This is a Mexican dish we learned to love in San Diego. It’s super easy, and if there are leftovers, it’s good cold for lunch the next day.

3 or 4 pieces of pork (we get boneless chops here)
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander/cilantro
1-2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped (or garlic powder if you inexplicably run out of fresh garlic!)

  1. Put everything in the pot.
  2. Add enough cold water to cover the pork.
  3. Bring the pot to the boil, and then simmer gently for 90 minutes.
  4. Fish out the meat, and then on a chopping board, use a fork to shred the pork.

This is obviously tasty in a burrito, but we have it on a salad of lettuce, tomatoes, avocado slices, fresh coriander/cilantro, and with a vinaigrette (2 parts olive oil, 1 part red wine vinegar).

It looks kinda like this:

Pumpkin & Carnitas salad

The pumpkin is a good idea! I might try that myself.


Photo via Flickr user William Couch.


One thought on “Carnitas – pulled/shredded pork

  1. Yum! Interesting recipe thanks. A bit more garlic plus refried black beans and we could almost be at the Versailles Cuban! Cure any cold symptoms instantly.

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