Recipe courtesy of Tim Byres
Episode: Fired-Up Chefs
Print
Carnitas Tacos with Homemade Tortillas
Total:
10 hr 50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
2 hr 30 min
Yield:
16 to 20 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
10 hr 50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
2 hr 30 min
Yield:
16 to 20 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Dry Rub: 
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1/3 cup curry powder
  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1/3 cup salt
Pork:
  • 8 pounds pork shoulder
  • 2 pounds lard
  • 4 oranges, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
Tortillas:
  • 4 cups masa flour
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • Fresh jalapenos, for serving
  • Sliced radishes, for serving

Directions

Special equipment: Tortilla press

For the dry rub: Mix together the brown sugar, chili powder, curry powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.

For the pork: Coat the pork shoulder with the dry rub. Refrigerate overnight.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Sear the pork shoulder on all side, and then add the lard and oranges. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the pork is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, about 2 hours. Transfer meat to a large bowl and shred.

For the tortillas: Mix together the masa flour with 3 1/2 cups of water in a large bowl until combined. Meanwhile, place a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Roll the masa mixture into small balls and use the tortillas press to flatten the dough into tortillas. Place the tortillas in the skillet for 2 to 3 minutes, and then flip and repeat on the other side. Serve the shredded pork with sliced jalapenos and sliced radishes on homemade tortillas.

This recipe has been updated and may differ from what was originally published or broadcast.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Carnitas Tacos

Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons

Carnitas Tacos

Recipe courtesy of Tortilleria Nixtamal

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Wars

9pm | 8c

Extreme Cake Makers

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cake Wars

1am | 12c

Extreme Cake Makers

2:30am | 1:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here