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Carnitas

2 lb boneless pork with some fat, cut into 2" chunks
8 cups water
1/4 onion
2cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon lard
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice ( no seeds )
1/2 cup milk

Place the pork, water, onion, garlic and salt in a large pot or
Dutch oven. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours
or until the pork is very tender. Drain the fat.

Melt the lard in a saucepan. As soon as it bubbles, add the orange
juice and the milk, then the pork. Cook, uncovered, over medium
heat until the meat is browned, 15-20 minutes ( the orange juice
and milk will cook off, leaving the pork brown). Drain the meat
immediately and place in a colander to let the excess grease run
off.

Serve with hot corn tortillas and salsa, avocado or guacamole. To
make the tacos you can add chop onion, cilantro and some dropes of
freshly squeesed lime juice.

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Awesome Carnitas - Great Flavor, July 5, 2005 - 04:27 PM
Reviewer: White Girl who loves Mexican food! from Tahlequah, OK
I use country style boneless ribs with this recipe and it comes out perfect each time. Don't let the orange juice and milk deter you from trying this recipe, it adds such a mellow taste to the pork and gives it a rich consistency.

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