Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas)

From America's Test Kitchen Season 10: Supper From South of the Border

Why this recipe works:

Reducing the cooking liquid until it became a syrupy glaze gave our carnitas recipe great pork flavor. Broiling the glazed meat on a rack allowed the excess fat to drip off. Refining our cooking liquid’s flavors with a mixture of lime and orange juices, bay leaves, and oregano was the… read more

Reducing the cooking liquid until it became a syrupy glaze gave our carnitas recipe great pork flavor. Broiling the glazed meat on a rack allowed the excess fat to drip off. Refining our cooking liquid’s flavors with a mixture of lime and orange juices, bay leaves, and oregano was the finishing touch on our Mexican pulled pork recipe.

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Serves 6

We like serving carnitas spooned into tacos, but you can also use it as a filling for tamales, enchiladas, and burritos.

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