Pork Carnitas

Stop what you are doing and make this!! Seriously. Make this ASAP! This recipe isn’t super easy, but not too tough that you can do it. I do recommend having a Dutch oven or something else with a lid that can go from stove top to oven.

Pork butt, approx 4 lbs – fat trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
1 1/2 tsp season salt
3/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder
2 bay leaves
1 half white onion diced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 lime, squeezed into pot rind also placed in pot
1/2 orange, squeezed into pot rind also placed in pot
2 cups water

Combine all ingredients into Dutch oven. Place on stove top and simmer without kid. Once it simmers, place on lid and put in over at 300 degrees. Cook for approx. 2 hours or until meat is at fall apart stage.
Remove only meat from pot. Place on foil lined jelly roll pan. Remove all other solid items from pan an boil until it turns thick like syrup, approx. 20 minutes. Watch it because it turns quickly.
While liquid is reducing, use two forks to shred the pork. Once liquid is at syrup stage, place pork back into the liquid. Coat all meat completely and place back on foil lined jelly roll pan. Broil on middle rack of oven on low for about 10 minutes.
Serve immediately on a tortilla with your favorite toppings, beans and rice.