This is one of those favourite dishes that shows up on the menu on a semi regular basis.
Thirty years ago it was uncommon to find decent Tex-Mex/Mexican food in Canada. The first time I had Pork Carnitas was in Puerto Rico, back in 1982. The restaurant was recommended to us by a local and it was apparently a well kept secret from the tourists.
We went back a couple of times during that week.
One of the first things I did when we got home was to recreate this dinner.
This is a very simple meal. No real recipe or measurements. Just adjust the seasoning to suit your own taste. Normally I cook this in a cast iron dutch oven, but this time I used my brand new Nesco 6: roaster.
Pork Roast Shoulder or Butt. Cut into 2 or 3 inch pieces.
Rub with fresh minced garlic, salt, pepper, a little cumin and chili pepper. I used ground Chipotle Chili Pepper.
Brown meat in cast iron dutch oven, add a little chicken broth, cover and roast in a low oven until pork is fall-apart tender.
We like the carnitas served in tacos topped with homemade salsa, and fresh lime.