Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 2 hours
- 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
- 6 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pepper to taste
- 3 large oranges, divided
- 1 large lemon
- Oil for frying
- 12 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
- Optional toppings: Chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, sour cream and avocado slices
- Place meat in a medium-size roasting pan. Sprinkle with garlic and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice from one orange and the lemon over the meat. Slice the remaining oranges and place over the meat.
- Cover and bake at 350° for about 2 hours or until meat is tender. With a slotted spoon, remove meat and drain well on paper towels. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet and fry meat in batches until browned and crispy.
- Serve warm in tortillas with toppings of your choice.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled pork mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Fry meat in batches as directed until crispy and brown. Serve as directed.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 468 calories, 26g fat (6g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 501mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.
Mar 1, 2015
This was really tasty. I agree the citrus was more subtle than I expected, but the frying really brought out the flavor. I served with chimichurri sauce on tacos.
Jan 2, 2011
I expected the citrus to shine through in this meat, which it didn't really, but the overall taste was still quite delicious! Served it up with avocado slices & fresh cilantro in corn tortillas.
Jun 18, 2010
I like that after the meat has baked it can be refrigerated (the taste actually improves) or even frozen. Later I only have to take what I need to fry, instead of frying it all for one meal and probably having leftovers.