ok, so its no secret that carne asada is pretty bomb. I love it, I order it all the time…but what I have really been into lately is carnitas. When it comes to making a Mexican meat at home carne asada is not typically a choice that I make. Steak is expensive, and finding the right steak for carne asada has been difficult for me. Pork Carnitas however are really great choice to serve and make for your family and guests. It is inexpensive and serves mucho amigos. It is also EASSSY.
So. Here we go. My favorite pork is at Costco. It’s a good price for the pound. It’s lean, and it always comes out tender no matter how you cook it (Sunday roast, bbq pork, etc) These roasts are worth the Costco membership by themselves. (they come in a 4-pack)
Take your roast, and place it in two pieces of foil (which are placed perpendicular to each other).
Top with oranges, onions, jalapeños and spices.
Close foil, and pour in water to keep the oven air moist.
Bake, shred, and make your favorite carnita’s bowl. or taco. or burrito….nachos. ah yeah.
Rice recipe below but find the a la yucateca onions HERE.
- 1 pork roast- 2-3+ lbs
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 jalapeño sliced
- 1 Onion sliced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups rice
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 3 tsp knorrs chicken or vegetable bullion
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- In a 9x13 pan place 2 pieces of foil perpendicular to each other.
- Center roast in foil, top with all ingredients except water
- Fold foil around roast
- Add water in pan
- Cook at 275 for minimum 3 hours, and one hour per additional pound above 3 lbs.
- Mix water rice, and bullion in pressure cooker
- cook rice as desired
- after rice is done, stir in cilantro
PRESSURE COOKER: Heat pot up by turning on pot and heating some oil in bottom of pot. Prep pork by rubbing with spices. Brown sides of pork. Top with onion, orange, jalapeño, and garlic. Add water to sides of pot, lock lid. Cook on meat setting for 1 hour with natural release.