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Pulled Pork Carnitas

All good things take time. This Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe is no exception. Just make sure you prepare enough for second helpings.

All good things take time. This Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe is no exception. Just make sure you prepare enough for second helpings.

4-6
15 min
3 hours, 10 minutes
3 hours, 25 minutues

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2tsp salt
  • 3⁄4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder, fat trimmed
  • 2 bottles of HERDEZ TAQUERIA STREET SAUCE® Roja Taco Sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle pineapple or grapefruit soda made with real sugar
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Purple onion, chopped
  • Cilantro, Chopped
  • Queso fresco, crumbled

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 300° F
  2. In small bowl, combine salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. Rub mixture over pork.
  3. In Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add pork; sear 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
  4. Add 1 jar HERDEZ TAQUERIA STREET SAUCE® Roja Taco Sauce and soda. Cover and transfer to oven. Bake 2 to 3 hours or until meat is fork tender.
  5. Transfer roasted pork from pot to a bowl leaving juices in the pot. Place pot over high heat and bring liquid to a boil stirring often. Simmer for 10 minutes until liquid hasreduced to about 1 cup.
  6. Shred pork with a fork and return to liquid. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  7. Serve meat with corn tortillas, onion, cilantro and queso fresco.

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