Save to your scrapbook

    Mexican-style pork carnitas

    This will be saved to your scrapbook

    You can also add it to one of your existing cookbooks


    Mexican-style pork carnitas

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 3 hours + 15 minutes reheating
    • Total time: 3 hours + 25 minutes

    Serves: 6-8


     1.2kg free range Hampshire pork shoulder
    3 tsp sea salt
    1 tsp cracked black pepper
    1 tbsp dried Cooks’ Ingredients Wild Oregano
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    1 onion, unpeeled and cut into wedges
    1 bulb garlic, unpeeled and halved horizontally
    3 limes, juiced
    3 large oranges, juiced
    3 bay leaves, scrunched
    30g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Ancho Chillies
    2 x 250ml bottlesCoca-Cola

    To reheat and serve
    2 x 300g packs Gran Luchito Street Tacos, warmed
    1 onion, finely diced
    20g coriander, chopped
    Pickled jalapeños, to serve
    Guacamole, to serve
    Salsa, to serve
    Lime wedges, to serve


    1. Preheat the oven to 150ºC, gas mark 3. Pat and dry the pork with kitchen paper if needed, then rub the pork with salt and pepper. Place
    all the ingredients in a casserole dish or stock pan and add the pork with 1L cold water. Bring up to a simmer, place the lid on and put in the oven to slow cook for 3 hours.

    2. Once the pork is falling apart, remove from the cooking liquid and shred with 2 forks into a bowl, leave to cool completely.

    3. To freeze at this point, place in a labelled food bag with 200ml of the cooking liquid and freeze flat before stacking in the freezer. Freeze for up to month.

    4. To reheat and serve, cover and defrost the pork overnight in the fridge. Preheat the grill to high. Tip the pork into a foil-lined tray and place under the grill for 10-15 minutes to crisp up, turning occasionally until piping hot throughout.

    5. Serve with street tacos, chopped onion, coriander, jalapeños, guacamole, salsa and lime wedges, to squeeze over. Do not reheat again once cooled.

    Your recipe note

    Edit your recipe note


    Average user rating

    0 stars