Pork Carnitas with Caramelized Onions and Chipotle

Serve with jicama, roasted red peppers, and avocado wrapped in soft corn tortillas. Or spoon over a bed of rice.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

More From Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 191
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 21.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.3g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 631mg
  • Calcium: 45mg

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast, trimmed and cut into (1-inch) cubes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Preparation

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to coat pork. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove pork from bag. Add pork to pan; cook 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan.
  3. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in salt, cumin, and chile. Return pork to pan, and add broth. Bring to a simmer; cover. Cook 2 hours or until pork is very tender. Remove from heat; discard bay leaves. Stir in cilantro and juice.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Pork Carnitas with Caramelized Onions and Chipotle Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy