Pork Carnitas Recipe

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Pork Carnitas Recipe

Be awesome and repin my dad’s recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

If you take the time to flip through my 760 plus recipes ( why not create them out HERE) you will see a lack of pork recipes.

Though pork is inexpensive I do not use it – the reason being my 7 year old declaration to never eat pork again which has been going strong for 19 years now

Because my Dad and I cook all these recipes we stay away from it.

Well my parents were having a little party this week and REALLY wanted pork carnitas – I agreed. Because I love my parents and I thought I should have at least one recipe using pork on this site

My Dad ended up cooking ALL of the recipe – usually it is 50/50 — I make the mess and he cleans it up ๐Ÿ˜‰

BUT the dish was a huge hit ( my dad can cook better than I could ever dream to — so I knew it would be great)

Soย  here is probably the only pork recipe you will see from me till another 750 recipes

Pork Carnitas Recipe

My dad forgot to put the tomatillos in the picture — they were chillin on the dining room table ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can substitute the pork for chicken and the recipe will work just as well – I love the fresh flavor scallions, cilantro, and tomatoes gives the dish

Pork Carnitas Recipe

This dish is meant to be eaten like a taco – this was enough to feed 8 people at a party

It is a great mixture of fresh and a little spice

Pork Carnitas Recipe

We have a few allergies in our family to gluten and dairy – so I am happy to say this dish is dairy and gluten free ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you enjoy this recipe – and thank you to my dad for making it ๐Ÿ™‚

Pork Carnitas Recipe



  • 1 pound pork shoulder
  • ¼ cup of green onion - chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of hot chili powder
  • 2 tomatillos - chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tomato - chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • Corn Tortillas


  1. Cut the pork into 1 inch pieces - heat corn oil in a large skillet - add pork, onions, chili powder, hot chili powder, and garlic powder. Cook meat - takes about 7- 10 minutes
  2. Pour water into the pan - enough to cover the meat - lower the heat and reduce for 1 hour
  3. In a bowl - combine - tomato , tomatillos and cilantro
  4. Serve with tortillas - pork mixture and tomato mix on top