Carnitas (Pork Carnitas)

Pork carnitas is a dish that will make your mouth water, so simple to make and so delicious.

Serves 4


For the carnitas

  • 5 Pork shoulder steaks
  • Fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1/2 water

To serve

  • Corn tortillas
  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • Chopped white onion
  • Slices of just ripe avocado
  • Tomatillo Green salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Heat the oil in a casserole dish (Dutch oven), once hot, sear the pork steaks in both sides, then once seared add the fresh oregano, salt,  pepper & water. Put the lid and place the casserole in the oven.
  2. Once it is in the oven turn the heat down to 160 degrees. Cook for around 1 hour and a half, making sure that there’s water, not too much, just a little so the meat doesn’t dry.
  3. When it is cooked, the pork meat should just fall apart easily. Pull the pork with forks.
  4. To serve, heat the tortillas, chop the veggies, prepare the tomatillo salsa.
  5. Serve the carnitas in tacos, add some veggies, spicy salsa and enjoy!



Published by

Karla Zazueta

Mexican living in London

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