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Pork Carnitas Tacos

Recipe photo courtesy of Petrina Tinslay

These carnitas tacos get loads of flavor from tender braised pork shoulder that gets a simple topping of diced white onion, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Feel free to top it all off with our Simple Guacamole for a bit of creamy texture.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2011
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Cook's Notes

In a heavy skillet, toast tortillas over medium until browned in spots. Or, wrap a stack of them in parchment-lined foil and warm in a 400-degree oven for 5 minutes.

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  • MS11991245
    28 AUG, 2014
    I never made better pork in my entire life. Tender, well seasoned very tasty dish. I went with a pork loin, cooked for the same time. Needed tbl butter, tbl EVOO ... perfect!!
  • CiaNahac
    17 JUL, 2014
    I have made these at least 6 times since seeing the recipe in the Spring, they really are that good! The recipe itself is so simple but the taste is amazing. Corn tortillas are a must, flour just doesn't complement the crispy pork pieces the way the corn does. We also add avocado, cheddar cheese and sour cream, in addition to the onions and I serve with a side of Cilantro rice from this site. This recipe is a staple in my house this summer!

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