Carnitas literally mean ‘little meats’ and are one of Mexico’s favorite taco fillings. In this dish, the meat slowly simmers in lard until cooked and tender.
Makes +-20 tacos
- In a large casserole place the meat, lard, milk, garlic, salt, orange soft drink and water (just enough to cover the meat).
- Cover and cook over medium heat until it starts boiling. Reduce heat and cook over low heat for 45 minutes or until meat becomes tender.
- Take the lid off and increase the flame to reduce the liquid and the meat starts to fry in its own fat. Stir continuously to avoid sticking for another 15 minutes. Watch that it does not dry up.
- Serve with warm corn tortillas and garnish with chopped onion, coriander and drizzle with the salsa of your choice