Preparing the carnitas recipe is very simple if you follow the steps of our chefs. In this video we explain how to prepare this carnitas taco with tequila cocktail. Remember to have fresh food, not to go overboard with the tequila, have the frayed meat ready and, above all, vary the recipe we offer you to your liking. And don't forget to enjoy it!
Mexican pork carnitas is a popular dish originating in Mexico. Basically, it is pork cooked until tender and then crisped in a skillet. The result is a delicious, crispy pork dish that is perfect for tacos, burritos or even to eat on its own.
The easiest way to cook carnitas is in a slow cooker, as it allows you to avoid using any additional fat (such as lard) and makes it easy to get perfectly tender meat every time. This recipe uses spices such as oregano and cumin to add layers of delicious flavor.
There are many types of carnitas, and they all vary according to the part of the pig they come from. Carnitas can be made from the lungs, the criadillas, intestines or the pork shoulder, or even from the head and feet of the whole pig! In fact, there are countless variations depending on the part of the pig used.
In our case, the Carnitas Altos recipe uses shredded pork ribs, pork loin and pork shoulder. Our carnitas can be served in tacos or as antojitos, usually accompanied by tortillas or corn tortillas and salsa. They can also be eaten with guacamole, refried beans and rice or potatoes.
Ingredients to Make this Carnitas Tacos
To make this Altos own recipe, in which we add a tequila cocktail to give it a more Mexican touch, we will need:
- 300gr / 0.7lb shredded pork ribs
- 300gr / 0.7lb pork loin
- 400gr / 0,9lb pork shoulder
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 orange juice
- orange peel
- 1 chopped onion
- 150gr / 5oz lard
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 pinch of pepper
How to Prepare the Pork Carnitas Recipe
Preparing the carnitas recipe is very simple if you follow the steps of our chefs. In this video we explain how to prepare this carnitas taco with tequila cocktail.
Remember to have fresh food, not to go overboard with the tequila, have the frayed meat ready and, above all, vary the recipe we offer you to your liking. And don’t forget to enjoy it!
Others Variations of the Carnitas Recipe
There are several variations of carnitas recipes. Some call for boiling the meat before frying it in lard, while others suggest browning the meat in oil before adding lard to cook it further. Some recipes call for marinating the meat before cooking, while others suggest using fresh herbs like coriander and thyme instead of dried spices like chili powder or cumin. It all depends on what you like best.
Another of the most famous versions of carnitas is carnita with chipotle. This recipe is similar to the one we showed you, seasoning the meat with chipotle for 6 to 8 hours, shredding it and frying it. You can prepare the carnitas in a crockpot.
Tequila and Pulled Pork for Tacos: the Best Mix
This recipe is simple and delicious, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your friends!
Serve this carnitas recipe with a Tequila Cocktail. When it comes to serving carnitas at your party, there’s no reason to let all that flavor go to waste. We’ve got some amazing cocktail recipes that will make this classic dish even more delicious than ever:
- Paloma: A refreshing mix of tequila and grapefruit soda, a perfect combination for carnitas!
- Prickly Pear Margarita: This sweet and sour recipe is made with prickly pear and it’s delicious.
- Blue Margarita: Made with blue curacao and tequila? Cheers to that!
A High Quality Tequila for Our Slow Cooker Carnitas
Carnitas are the perfect food to serve at a party. They’re easy to make, they’re delicious, and people will love them!
But when it comes to pairing your carnitas with the right tequila, you’ll want to make sure you get it right. That’s why we recommend using our premium tequila, Olmeca Altos. Its flavor is described as smooth and fruity, something that will bring a great taste to your recipe. Whether you’re a tequila enthusiast or just looking for a new drink to try, we hope you’ll find the perfect one here.
Due to its 100% blue agave quality, the flavor of our tequila will enhance the taste of your carnitas dish and your most Mexican fiesta – it’s a perfect match!