Tangerine Carnitas

Tangerine Carnitas
Preparation time: 20 min. Cooking time: 4 hours Easy - for beginners Serves: 6-8


This recipe is a tantalizing version of a Mexican favorite! It also stores well and makes a great dish to make ahead of time and freeze for a delicious meal at a moment's notice.


  • 3 lbs of boneless pork cut into serving size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Zest of 1 tangerine left in 1-inch strips
  • Salt and pepper
  • Noble Tangerine Juice


In a large dutch oven, brown pork on all sides in olive oil. Add garlic, tangerine zest and salt and pepper. Cover pork ¾ of the way with Noble tangerine juice.

Bring to a boil, turn heat to medium and simmer covered for several hours until pork is fork tender. Continue cooking uncovered until some of the liquid has evaporated.

Using 2 forks pull pork apart into bite size pieces and allow to absorb the remaining liquid. Serve with tortillas and your favorite toppings!

(Photo by Mike McCune)

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