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Carnitas

Carnitas
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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time3.5 hrs
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodAlder

This recipe is great for loading up tacos, burritos, or 2 slices of bread for a smorgasbord of epic proportions. Just add a cerveza to tenderize, and grill it up quick.

Ingredients

  • 1(3-1/2- 4 lb.) Pork Shoulder, Boneless and Well-Marbled
  • 1(12 oz.) bottle or can Beer
  • as needed Water
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Lard or Vegetable Shortening
  • for serving Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • for serving Salsa Verde
  • for serving Diced Onions
  • for serving Shredded Cabbage or Lettuce
  • for serving Pico de Gallo
  • for serving Sliced Radishes
  • for serving Fresh Cilantro
  • for serving Guacamole
  • 1(3-1/2- 4 lb.) Pork Shoulder, Boneless and Well-Marbled
  • 1(12 oz.) bottle or can Beer
  • as needed Water
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Lard or Vegetable Shortening
  • for serving Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • for serving Salsa Verde
  • for serving Diced Onions
  • for serving Shredded Cabbage or Lettuce
  • for serving Pico de Gallo
  • for serving Sliced Radishes
  • for serving Fresh Cilantro
  • for serving Guacamole

Preparation

Slice the pork into 2-inch chunks and arrange in a Dutch oven or roasting pan.

Add the beer and enough water to barely cover the meat. Stir in the salt and the cumin On the stovetop over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 300F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Carefully transfer the pan with the meat to the grill grate. Roast the pork, uncovered, until the meat is very tender, 2-1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Add a bit more water to the pan if most of the liquid has evaporated.

When the pork is tender, drain off any remaining cooking liquid and discard. Break the meat into bite-size chunks with a fork. (The recipe can be prepared to this point up to three days ahead.Let cool, then cover and refrigerate.)

Add the lard to the pan and return the pan to the grill grate. Increase the temperature of the Traeger to 400.

Let the meat "fry" in the lard until it is browned and some bits are slightly crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve with the suggested accompaniments. Enjoy!

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time3.5 hrs
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodAlder

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