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    3 hrs 30 mins

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    GotBoxer?'s Note:

    We love his meat served in tacos or on nachos. This can also be cooked in a slow cooker for about 6 hours.

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    1. 1
      Cut pork into small cubes approximately 1/2-1 inch each.
    2. 2
      Brown pork in a dutch oven over high heat then reduce heat to medium.
    3. 3
      Add white wine, garlic, bay leaves, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a rolling boil.
    4. 4
      Cover, and place in a 325 degree oven for 2 hours.
    5. 5
      Add 1/2 cup chicken stock and cook with lid on until meat easily falls apart.
    6. 6
      Remove bay leaves and add onion, green chilies or chipotles and fresh cilantro.
    7. 7
      Shred meat with two forks and serve with corn tortillas or tortilla chips, top with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 03, 2010


      Very good! I made burritto`s with the meat and the next day just served the meat alone with a side dish then froze the rest for future whatevers, we both loved it and it will go into my favorites cook book, thanks so much for posting!

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    • on November 23, 2009


      This ia a great way to make carnitas thank you for a very tasty meal

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    Nutritional Facts for Carnitas

    Serving Size: 1 (163 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 307.9
    Calories from Fat 207
    Total Fat 23.0 g
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 80.5 mg
    Sodium 304.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 19.3 g

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