Crispy Carnitas for a Crowd

by Laura

Although I love Mexican food with all my heart, I have never been a huge carnitas fan. When I've had carnitas at restaurants, the most noticeable flavor has been fat and the texture is mushy. I was reintroduced to carnitas last Labor Day when some friends made the most amazing, crispy, flavorful carnitas, and I haven't stopped thinking about them since. So, I decided to make them for a Super Bowl party and had to share the recipe here.

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A few benefits of this recipe from Smitten Kitchen:

  • Great for a crowd - I quintupled it (is that how you say times five??) 
  • Pork butt is a very inexpensive cut of meat. I got 15 pounds at Costco for $30
  • You need 6 basic ingredients
  • It is easy. You just need time
  • You can make it into tacos, sandwiches or make a "very healthy" salad!
Served with broccoli slaw with cilantro dressing on tortillas

Served with broccoli slaw with cilantro dressing on tortillas

Yes, I said 15 lbs!

Yes, I said 15 lbs!

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