Carnitas sound like a complicated Mexican dish but they're actually quite simple to make. What they require most is time. But roasting a whole pork shoulder in a combo of spices will yield delicious results, well worth the patience.
Once ready, carnitas are perfect for tacos, burritos, rice bowls, even breakfast. Check them out.
This chilaquiles dish is hearty enough for dinner (and easy on the wallet, making it great for parties). This dish has all the flavors of carnitas that you love (low and slow simmered pork with a hit of tart and sour orange juice) and chilaquiles (fresh fried tortillas) and it's all tossed in a tangy tomatillo salsa. Top with queso, crema, or avocado. Or all three.
Add a hint of pumpkin to your brunch with Eggs Benedict with Pumpkin Orange Carnitas and Chipotle Hollandaise served on Pan Dulce. The bit of pumpkin, melted away in slow-cooked carnitas, is subtle enough that you’ll want to serve this dish all year long!