Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas- Coca Cola and Milk Braised.
Recommended by our customer Mike.



1 pork butt aka pork shoulder (bone in, 3-5 lbs)
1 entire bulb of garlic, (cut the tops off to expose the garlic)
1/2 can evaporated milk
1/2 can Coke
2 cinnamon sticks (about 3" each)
salt (no amount given)

Cut off some of the top fat, then cut up the pork butt into about 4 pieces (leaving the bone in) and put the pieces in the bottom of a dutch oven.

Pour the canned milk, Coke, cinnamon sticks, garlic and salt. Add a little bit of water, not so much that the meat is covered, but so the liquid is 1/2 to the top of the meat.

Cover and GENTLY simmer on medium-low for 2 hours. Pork is done when the meat pulls apart with a fork- keep simmering until tender.

Remove pork from dutch oven and shred or chop pork.  Return pork to juices. 

Fill up some warm tortillas or top Mexican rice with the shredded pork. Serve with fresh salsa, cilantro, sour cream.  

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