Beer-Braised Carnitas

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 55mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    6
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    779

Tender slow cooked pork, braised in beer rather than lard. Perfect for tacos with salsa fresca, shredded cabbage, and lime–or on its own with rice and beans! When preparing the pork shoulder for cooking, we removed the skin and sliced it into pieces, then cooked them in a 200º C / 390º F oven for about 15 minutes, until crispy. Then, we stirred in the crackling bits later to add a nice crunch!

recipe updated Sep 4, 2018

Ingredients

  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce icon
    Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
    594g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    36g
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
    1g
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1g
  • Orange juice icon
    Orange juice
    55ml
  • Beer icon
    Beer
    400ml
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Pork shoulder icon
    Pork shoulder
    1500g

Tools

  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Dutch oven
  • kCook icon Cutting board

Step preview

  1. Get a clean Dutch oven
  2. Add chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  3. Add crushed garlic clove
  4. Add bay leaves
  5. Add dried oregano
  6. Add orange juice
  7. Add beer
  8. Add sea salt
  9. Get a clean cutting board
  10. Prepare pork shoulder
  11. Transfer pork to liquid
  12. Cover
  13. Heat until boiling
  14. Simmer gently for 1h 15min until tender
  15. Uncover
  16. Cook until liquid has evaporated while stirring occasionally
  17. Keep warm
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