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JONESY 04-23-2011 11:18 AM

Smoked Pork Carnitas
 
I picked up a nice pork shoulder the other day and wanted something a little different, so I tried Smoked Pork Carnitas.

I rubbed the shoulder with;
Brown sugar
Paprika
Ancho chili powder
Chipotle chili powder
Hot Mexican chili powder
Cumin
Mexican oregano
S/P
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...Carnitas/1.jpg
On to the smoker at 250 degrees
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...Carnitas/2.jpg
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...Carnitas/3.jpg
After about 4 hours, I put the butt in a dutch oven with, green chilies, onion, cilantro, and beef stock. This went back on the smoker at about 300 degrees for another 2 hours.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...Carnitas/4.jpg
Pulled
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...Carnitas/5.jpg
And plated up on corn tortillas with home made pico, red onion, and fresh cilantro.
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...Carnitas/6.jpg

These were some of the best tacos I've had in a long time.

smoken don 04-23-2011 11:25 AM

Looks great! Will give it a try soon.:thumb:

bluetang 04-23-2011 11:28 AM

That really looks good!

GreenDrake 04-23-2011 11:48 AM

Man that looks so good. I did my own version of carnitas and after the pork was done on the smoke, I chunked out large hunks and tossed them into the dutch oven that had some hot lard in it, seasoned with the mexican spices and took it off to chop...amazing. I love carnitas. Your tacos look off the hook.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...n/P1300174.jpg

lazybonesmoke1 04-23-2011 12:19 PM

Looks Good man!

R2Egg2Q 04-23-2011 12:43 PM

Looks Muy Bueno!!

jestridge 04-23-2011 01:48 PM

Lard is the secret!!! LOve it

jcfontario 04-23-2011 01:57 PM

Looks great. How much lard would you add per pound of pork?

J_Don 04-23-2011 02:33 PM

That looks totally awesome. Wish I had some of that right now.

jestridge 04-23-2011 04:59 PM

I melt it in a 12 qt dutch oven let it cook for a couple of hours

BobBrisket 04-23-2011 05:01 PM

I'd hit a plate of those tacos Hard!

Bob

Fife 04-23-2011 09:54 PM

Yep looks great to me

GreenDrake 04-23-2011 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcfontario (Post 1619586)
Looks great. How much lard would you add per pound of pork?


I just put in a few tablespoons to crisp up the pork, you don't need a lot of it, depends on how much you put in there but just add as needed.

Frank Grimes 04-23-2011 10:41 PM

Looks great. Tell your neighbor to get rid of the gas grill and get a charcoal.

Saiko 04-23-2011 10:44 PM

Great post! Bookmarked for further experimentation. :-D


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