If you’re not into crazy leave now. Just walk away. Go knit something. Because this is crazy.
It’s crazy on a few levels, the recipe will sound crazy, when you see it cooking it looks crazy, but great sack of potatoes, it freakin’ tastes crazy. Crazy good! It has to be one of the best things that has come out of my kitchen in a very, very long time.
Don’t be afraid either. Yes, it’s pork “boiled in oil”. Forget that though, just do it. This is not a food you’ll do once a week. Hell, not even once a month. But it’s a real treat and I encourage you to look past the health risks and doooo it!
MIND BLOWING CARNITAS
5 lbs pork shoulder/butt
oil to cover about 3/4 of the pork-peanut, lard, canola
1 orange halved
8 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
1 large onion medium chopped
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle dark beer of your choice, cold
14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
Depending on your hunk of meat, you may have to remove some fat. Or you can leave it, it will render off if you don’t. Cube the pork into 2 by 2″ chunks and place in a large bowl or zip top bag. Add 1 tablespoon salt and pepper and toss to coat.
Add oil to a large pot, about 1.5 to 2 inches of oil. Get your oil frying hot. Flick some water on it to check it. It’ll sizzle and sputter.
Add pork to the oil until golden brown on all sides. This may take a bit. As some pieces become golden, remove them and keep cookin’ the rest.
When all the meat is cooked, slowly add the beer and meat back to the pot. Squeeze your orange over the pot and add the rinds, along with the onion, garlic, cinnamon sticks, cumin, and additional 1 tablespoon salt and pepper.
The beer will/should take the temperature down on the oil and slow it down considerably. Reduce your heat to simmer and cook for about 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. After 40 minutes, this is optional, remove some of oil at your discretion.
Add the condensed milk and stir. It will look crazy. Crazy gross. But just let it ride. Keep stirring every 10 minutes until the meat is tender. When you stick a fork in it and twist it, it should be tender.
You can either eat it now, or you can:
Remove the meat, and add a teaspoon of liquid you cooked it in to coat. Put it in a 400° oven and bake for 20 minutes. Then broil it on high until crisp. It will only take a couple of minutes so watch carefully!
Done! Serve with tortillas, salsa, avocado, whatever floats your boat.
I told you guys it would sound crazy. Condensed milk and pork. But I’m so serious, it will change your life. It also might give you a heart attack with all that oil, but hey! You only live once, right? And trust me, you want this before you go see the big dog in the sky.Mind Blowing Carnitas! Simple ingredients, delicious results!Click To Tweet
**NOTE: For a quick sauce, roast 5 jalapeños, 5 roma tomatoes and 5 cloves of garlic. I do this on my grill. I just char them. Remove and put them in a small pot of water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. The skins should be almost falling off. Remove the skins if any remain. Add all veggies in a blender, 1 teaspoon of salt, splash of white vinegar, and add a 2 tablespoons of the water you boiled the veg in. Blend and you’re done! This goes really well with the carnitas. That mix of fresh and spicy with the savory slightly sweet pork, goodness!
56 thoughts on “Pork Carnitas!”
You had me at @pork boiled in oil@
Oh this got me drooling now! Thank you for sharing this over at Food Friday! Excited to see what you’ll be sharing next. 😀
Thanks for coming over for a look see Kriska!
Your Carnitas look delicious, we will just love this recipe! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
This is how my friend makes them and they are sooooooo good! Much better than roasting and then crisping the carnitas under the broiler. Thanks for sharing this technique with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂
Carnitas are soo good! so much flavor and i love how crispy they can get on the outside. My favorite way to eat them is over fry nachos!
Fry nachos! I didn’t even think of that or any nachos for that matter. Gonna do that next time!
Thanks for checking it out!
These carnitas look amazing! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Thanks for hosting!
Yes! Love carninitas. Always looking for new recipes for pork butt. Great cut of meat!
I agree, I love pork butt! Thanks for stopping by!
These look yummy! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
Thank you stopping in!
Your Pork Carnitas look amazing! Love how you have used the beer in them as well. Beer adds such great flavours to meat! Thank you for sharing this post with us at Hearth and Soul.
Thank you for hosting April! I love to use beer in anything I can. Also love that alcoholic root beer too! It’s great to stew beef in!
Whoa.. Beer + condensed milk + cinnamon stick + jalapeno, ya that does sounds crazy, what an interesting and different combination. I’ve got to try that, looks amazing. Cool website. I like the sounds of the quick sauce for on top too.
Thanks Jacqueline! This stuff is stupid good!
It sure does look yummy!
Whew, glad I’m okay with crazy because I hate knitting, lol! Seriously though, this sounds awesome! And yes, definitely crazy! But in a great way.
Thanks for stopping in Amy!
I’ve never had carnitas, but the photos you shared definitely make me want to put this on my list of recipes to try!
You won’t regret it!
Yes please, I’ve never tried carnitas before but you had me at crazy! They look delicious and perfect for an occasional treat.
Exactly Sarah James!
I broke out my BIIIIGGG outdoor cast iron pot for this. Not because it was needed, just because it was special – I only break that thing out for special.
I would never recommend this on a regular basis. Your health would never thank me, but it’s okay to get crazy once in a while!
Oh dear Lord I can not unsee this!
My mouth cannot untaste it either!
Crazy or not, I’m ready for a plateful! I don’t know if I could bring myself to pour in a can of condensed milk; somebody else might have to take over for me at that point! 😀 Gorgeous tacos.
Haha! If it makes you feel better, it’s not that big of a can but if you have to, just let someone else take over! Haha, that’s funny!
This sounds fabulous!! Thanks!!
Thanks for stopping in!
They sound delicious! I’d never have thought to put condensed milk in with everything else but the result looks so so tasty!
The condensed milk just takes it to another level entirely.
It has made me think of all the “not sweet” things I could put condensed milk in!
Those look so yummy! I love tacos.
I have to say I would have never guessed some of these ingredients. Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog linkup.
I know but somehow they come together magically! Thanks for coming over!
Have you tried them with fry bread?
No, but that would put an extra “a” in crazy! Right on! I’ll try that next time. That, my friend, would take it to an entirely different level of goodness!
I was hooked at crazy! They look delicious, crazy or not. Those Tacos look better than ones I get, are they home made?
Yes, home made! They really are some of the best tacos I’ve ever had. Ever!
I like taco should try this sometime
You really should!
Thanks form taking a look!
I have never had a carnitas. I do love cooking with pork, so I think these would be a hit in our house. We happen to love tacos too.
I bet you would love it! It’s a real treat and perhaps some of the best tacos I’ve ever had.
Crazy can be good! ( Im known to be a little Looney) These look crazy good! Ill try anything once!
Gotta love crazy! Thanks for stopping in!
This sounds AMAZING!!
Sounds might good! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up – Would love it if you shared these at the Taco Tuesday link up too! http://www.lazygastronome.com/taco-tuesday-link-11/
Thanks for hosting and I did share at Taco Tuesday.
Tacos…it’s what my dreams are made of. Thanks for the invite!
These carnitas look and sound so delicious!
This looks amazing, even if it does sound crazy! I’ll have to give it a try for sure.
Crazy but oh so good!
Looks spectacular, totally pinned to make for later, thanks!