CARNITAS

Slow-Cooked Pork Carnitas, a type of slow cooked pork, is a household staple in the Mexican kitchen with its unique and authentic texture and flavor rooted in the traditional cooking methods from Michoacan. Richly seasoned and slow braised, Carnitas make a flavorful and filling main course, but they are also...

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Carnitas, a type of slow cooked pork, is a household staple in the Mexican kitchen with its unique and authentic texture and flavor rooted in the traditional cooking methods from Michoacan. Richly seasoned and slow braised, Carnitas make a flavorful and filling main course, but they are also used as ingredients in many other authentic Mexican dishes like tamales, tacos, tortas and burritos. Carnitas are traditionally served accompanied by cilantro, salsa and refried beans.

 

INGREDIENTS

Pork, Water, Lard, Seasoning (Salt, Maltodextrin, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Citrate), Garlic powder, Salt.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving per container:
    About 5
  • Serving Size:
    3.0 oz (85g)
Amount per Serving

Calories 200

  • .
    % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 14g
    18%
  • Saturated Fat 6g
    30%
  • Trans Fat 0g
    --
  • Cholesterol 55g
    18%
  • Sodium 330mg
    14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
    0%
  • Total Sugars 0g
    --
  • Includes 0g Added Sugars
    0%
  • Protein 20g
    --
  • Vitamin D 0mcg
    0%
  • Calcium 17mg
    2%
  • Iron 1mg
    6%
  • Potassium 377mg
    8%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Calories per gram:

  • Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

MICROWAVE

  1. In a microwave safe tray/plate heat on high for 1.5 minutes, rotate the pouch 1/2 turn, puncture 2 small holes in the pouch, and cover with a paper towel.
  2. Heat on high an additional 3 minutes until center is hot(165oF). Let stand for 2 minutes.
  3. Open bag carefully, and empty contents into serving tray.

Note: Microwave ovens vary in rates of heating. Times given are approximate.

STOVE TOP

  1. Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Remove sleeve. Empty pork Carnitas from pouch and place in skillet with 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Separate the Pork Carnitas with a spoon and spread evenly across
    the skillet.
  3. Cover and heat for 5-6 minutes or until pipin hot, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove cover for last 2 minutes of cooking for Pork Carnitas to get crispy (optional).
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