Sunday, February 20, 2011

DDD carnitas

This is my abstraction of a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (DDD) recipe that I saw for carnitas in 2009. The recipe comes from Guy Fieri's visit to Los Taquitos Mexican Food Grill, in Phoenix, AZ, where the Ochoa family makes traditional Mexican cuisine.

Los Taquitos Carnitas

One Pork shoulder, bone-in, probably 6-8lbs.
2 cinnamon sticks
1 head garlic, with top sliced off
1-2 cups condensed milk
1-2 cups cola
1 tbsp salt
Water (to almost cover)
  1. Trim a little fat off the top of the pork shoulder, but leave some on for flavor.
  2. Slice the pork a bit, but leave bone in
  3. In a large pot, place pork, 2 cinnamon sticks, garlic, condensed milk, cola, salt, and water to almost cover.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer, simmer 2 hours in covered pot.
  5. Remove meat and shred.
Once shredded, you can throw it on the grill with some oil to get crisp. Make tacos or burrito, with some pico de gallo.



5 comments:

Unknown said...

Can this be made in a crockpot?

Unknown said...

Can this be made in a crockpot?

Unknown said...

Can this be made in a crockpot?

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Louis Hernandez said...

Can this be made in a crockpot?