How To Cook Pork Carnitas - Easy Pork Carnitas Recipe Video


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time2 Hr 30 Min
Ready In2 Hr 45 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
DishMain Ingredient


 Pork shoulder/Pork butt3 Pound
 Orange juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Sea salt2 Teaspoon
 Orange zest1 Tablespoon
 Bay leaves2 Small
 Onion1 Medium, quartered
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), peeled, bruised
 Red onions3 Large
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Cider vinegar/Red wine vinegar3 Tablespoon
 Cilantro1 Tablespoon
 Whole wheat taco200 Gram

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 478 Calories from Fat 224

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.4%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.5%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 105.5 mg

Sodium 672.5 mg28%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.3%

Sugars 12.3 g

Protein 33 g66%

Vitamin A 4.5% Vitamin C 45.6%

Calcium 10% Iron 15.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Cut rind off the pork and discard. Cut pork into thick strips.
2. Slice red onion in strips.

3. In a large pot, put pork, orange juice, water, salt, orange zest, bay leaves, onion and garlic. Let it simmer for 120 minutes.
4. When the meat is soft enough, turn up the heat and cook the meat until the juice evaporates.
5. For making pickled sweet and sour onion – in a pan, heat oil and cook it for 10 minutes.
6. Add vinegar and cook for another 2 minutes.

7. In the taco, place pork meat with spoonful of onion.

8. Sprinkle cilantro and serve.

Editors Review

Have you ever tried pork carnitas? If no then you must check out the recipe. It looks delicious and is eaten with tacos. The chef explains the recipe very nicely in the video.