Carnitas

Carnitas

It’s Taco Tuesday!  And since just about everyone loves tacos, I thought I’d do a Taco Tuesday post every now and then.  I’m hoping to get a little creative down the line, but for today, I’ll start with one of our family favorites… Carnitas tacos.

I am a huge Mexican food fan.  I love it all… from the fattening, cheesy enchiladas, rice and beans combo plate (and that would be after the big ol’ basket of chips and salsa and a margarita!) to a more healthful grilled fish taco.  Spice doesn’t scare me away either. Unfortunately, I haven’t always been able to find good Mexican food in every place we’ve lived, believe me I’ve tried.  So I’ve learned to make a few dishes at home that I enjoy. Carnitas is one of those dishes.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 lb. pork butt or shoulder
  • ¾ C. water (or beer)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. chile powder
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chile powder (or ancho chile powder)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • small corn or flour tortillas
  • diced avacado or guacamole
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • crumbled queso fresco
Read the whole recipe on I'm Bored, Let's Go...