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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pork Carnitas

The other day i found a special on Fresh, sliced, bone in, pork breast spareribs.
I would not make what i normally make with these (the Italian meat sauce and pasta),  these had a lot of meat,  So i went South.

Pork Carnitas

2 lbs Slice Breast pork sparerib, bone in
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Anchiote powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 beer
juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce

brown the ribs with onions and when just brown add the garlic.
Sweat the garlic and then add salt, cumin, chili powder, Anchiote powder, lime juice, tomato sauce and 2 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and let simmer, replacing liquid with water for a minimum of 4 hours.
Remove all the bones and cartilage and chop all the meat.
Reduce the liquid and add the meat back in with the cilantro and beer.
Serve on warm tortillas with roasted jalapeno peppers and cheese.
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