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Carnitas Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 4 lbs boneless country style pork ribs
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups fresh orange juice
  • 6 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 1 medium onion (quartered)
  • 2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel (grated)
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Optional Condiments:
  • Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de Gallo


  1. Cut the boneless pork ribs crosswise into thirds. Cut off any big chunks of fat from the pork and reserve (you will still want the small pieces of fat attached to the pork).
  2. In a deep skillet combine pork, reserved fat, 2 cups chicken broth, orange juice, garlic, onion, sea salt, and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until pork is tender (about 1 hour and 45 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  3. Add more chicken broth if necessary during this time period to keep the pork partially submerged.
    Once the pork is tender uncover and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil pork mixture until the liquid is reduced by half. Stir in brandy. Boil while stirring often until the liquid evaporates and the meat browns and begins to crisp.  Remove from heat.
    Discard any loose pieces of fat and tear meat into thin strips.
  5. Serve on warm tortillas with optional condiments.