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.
Pork, Water, Lard, Seasoning (Salt, Maltodextrin, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Citrate), Garlic powder, Salt.
- Serving per container:About 5
- Serving Size:3.0 oz (85g)
- .% Daily Value*
- Total Fat 14g18%
- Saturated Fat 6g30%
- Trans Fat 0g--
- Cholesterol 55g18%
- Sodium 330mg14%
- Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
- Dietary Fiber 0g0%
- Total Sugars 0g--
- Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
- Protein 20g--
- Vitamin D 0mcg0%
- Calcium 17mg2%
- Iron 1mg6%
- Potassium 377mg8%
*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
- 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.
- Heat on high an additional 3 minutes until center is hot(165oF). Let stand for 2 minutes.
- Open bag carefully, and empty contents into serving tray.
Note: Microwave ovens vary in rates of heating. Times given are approximate.
- 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.
- Separate the Pork Carnitas with a spoon and spread evenly across
- Cover and heat for 5-6 minutes or until pipin hot, stirring occasionally.
- Remove cover for last 2 minutes of cooking for Pork Carnitas to get crispy (optional).