Tacos (or in this case carnitas) are fun to make, but no one wants to spend too much time making them, especially after a long day. Thankfully the following carnitas require just the tortillas, some salt, and a trio of ingredients to prepare. Here we go!
- Kosher salt
- Three and a half pounds of pork shoulder
- One and a half teaspoons of chili powder
- Half of a large, medium-fine cut and diced onion
- Corn tortillas
Should the pork shoulder you’re using have a bone, cut the meat around it carefully. Cube it into pieces of roughly two-inches and then place in a deep pot with a heavy bottom. Pour in some water, but only enough to cover up the pork. Once that’s done, stir in a pair of teaspoons of salt.
Allow the pork to boil and then bring it down to a simmer, allowing it to remain simmering for about an hour and a half. Make sure to regularly check the pork for tenderness. Should it not be tender, add some more water (a cup or so) and continue simmering swiftly until tenderness has been achieved and there is no more water.
Once ready, take the pork out of the bowl and leave any fat behind in the pot under medium heat. Add the chili powder, onion, and a pinch of salt and then stir everything, allowing the onion moisture to loosen up the pork bits.
When the onions have become translucent, place the pork back in and stir, you may wish to allow everything to brown a bit. When the mixture has become cool, taste it to make sure the right amount of salt has been added.
Use warm tortillas to serve the carnitas and top them with some cilantro, pickled onions, and lime juice if you wish.
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