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Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce

Spice Islands®

Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

4 servings


2 pounds boneless pork shoulder

4 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil

1/2 cup chopped onions

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic Powder

2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Chili Powder

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Chipotle Chile Powder

4 tomatillos, finely chopped

1 cup finely chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

8 Corn Tortillas


Cut pork into 1 inch cubes; season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet or Dutch oven. Add pork, onions, garlic powder, chili powder and chipotle chile; sauté 3 to 5 minutes to brown the meat.

Add enough water to almost cover pork. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Remove lid and continue to simmer an additional 45 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. 

Combine chopped tomatillos, tomatoes and cilantro in a small bowl.

Place an equal amount of pork on each tortilla. Top with tomatillo salsa.

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