Pork Carnitas 

Pork Carnitas

• Prep Time: 4 hours 30 minutes • Yields: 6-8 servings


4 quarts pork or chicken stock to cover the meat
1 yellow onion
3 garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
1 bunch thyme
1 corn tortillas
Salsa Verde:
10 tomatillos
1 small onion
4 garlic cloves
½ jalapeño
1 bunch cilantro



Large baking dish
Measuring cups & spoons
Cutting board
Food processor or blender
Sharpe knife



1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

2. In a deep baking dish, add pork butt and stock with onion, garlic and herbs.

3. Cook in the oven for 4 hours (or until cooked through).

4. Let cool, and remove the pork from the stock.

5. Rough chop into ¼ inch cubes. Reserve ½ cup cilantro and white onion for garnish and dice small.

6. Roast salsa verde ingredients in oven 350°F for 20 minutes. To finish, blend everything together with the cilantro and set aside.

7. To serve, fill tortilla with carnitas and salsa verde, and garnish with chopped onion and cilantro.


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