Carnitas

Recipe courtesy Old Town Mexican Cafe
Show: Man Fire Food Episode: Mud and Steel in New Mexico

Photo: Carnitas

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless pork butt
  • 1 cup water
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • 2 cups refried beans, warmed
  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
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      Directions

      Cut the pork into 4 pieces and place in a deep pot. Add the water to the pot, cover, and cook over medium-high heat until the meat is tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the pork from the pot and chop into bite-sized pieces.

      Warm the flour or corn tortillas. Spread some of the beans on each tortilla and top with some of the pork. Squeeze a wedge of lime over each tortilla. Add the cilantro, onion, salsa, and avocado.

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