Carnitas-Style Braised Pork Tacos

  • total time Total Time: 120 min
  • servings Servings: 8
  • serving size Serving Size: 1/2 cup + toppings
  • level Level: medium

2 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2inch cubes
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 orange, halved
6 cloves of garlic, peeled
10 black peppercorns
2 Tbs kosher salt
1 bay leaf
handful of fresh or dried herbs such as oregano, thyme and cilantro
water to almost cover the meat
2 Tbs vegetable oil

For the braised pork:

Add all the ingredients to a heavybottomed ovenproof pot and set over mediumhigh heat. Bring to a boil and skim away any impurities or fat that rises to the surface.

Turn down the heat to mediumlow and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the pork is cooked through and falls apart with a fork.

Place in a preheated 400°F oven to let crisp up for approximately 20 minutes.

When finished cooking, using 2 forks, shred the meat into smaller pieces.

Serve with tortillas, red cabbage, pickled red onions, avocado and siggi’s plain skyr.