Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce

This is the first recipe Mazola® has selected for the Allrecipes Allstars in the month of March.

Pork Carnita with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce


1 pound pork shoulder
2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon Spice Islands Chili Powder
1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands Chipotle Chile Powder
2 tomatillos, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
4 corn tortillas


Cut pork into 1 inch cubes; season with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in large skillet or Dutch oven.  Add pork, onions, garlic powder, chili powder and chipotle chile powder; saute 3 to 5 minutes to brown the meat.

Add enough water to barely cover pork.  Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.  Remove lid and continue to simmer an additional 45 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.

Combine chopped tomatillos, tomatoes and cilantro in a small bowl.

Place an equal amount of pork on each tortilla.  Top with tomatillo salsa.  

** I tweeked the recipe by adding salt, pepper and a little lime juice to the salsa.  I also used the Mazola® Cholesterol Free Corn Oil they sent me.  

My family really liked this recipe.  My husband kept saying, "wow this is good."  So it is keeper in my book.  We will be making this again.


1 comment:

  1. Thsi sounds really delicious; Bob loves pork so I think I'll give it a try!