Carnitas Of Pork Belly

Pork Belly  in any form or shape, what’s not to love   🙂
For today’s early lunch,  I prepared these simple yet mouthwatering, great looking  carnitas. (I have been up since 4.00am, so 10.30am  seemed like a good time for a good meal). I enjoyed them with flour tortillas,  guacamole,  salsa mexicana,  sour cream and a cold  “Negra Modelo“. Now, after posting this, a ” Siesta ” in the back of the house under the cool mist of the lake fountain, Bella chasing geckos, I’ll be having a few more negra modelos and a bit of a nap.  Aaaaaa…….Life is Good !


Carnitas Of Pork Belly


Ingredients :

Pork belly,   cut into cubes
Onions,   diced
Bell peppers,   diced
Garlic,   paste
Chicken stock,   substitute with other stock if preferred
Cayenne pepper,
Cumin,   crashed
Smoked paprika,
Chili powder,
Kosher salt,
Lard,   to saute ( same as you use to make your tortillas)

Method :

Saute pork until golden brown, add onions and most of the peppers, saute until translucent. Add garlic and cumin, saute until fragrant. Add most of your tomatoes, stock and seasoning and simmer until pork is very soft and falls apart under pressure. Now add the remaining peppers and tomatoes for eye appeal (color) when serving . Simmer for two more minutes, remove from heat. At this point you can either pull the meat apart or serve in cubes as is.
Serving suggestions:  See pictures.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !


” Pork Belly Tacos “

Híjole ! Que sabroso !    🙂 

This is one of my versions of pork belly tacos. I like the texture and taste better
than the usual carnita preparation. Simmer the belly slowly in salted water until
tender, then saute in olive oil with garlic and onion.
When golden brown, remove from heat and add sour orange juice. I also used
sour orange juice together with olive oil and salt and pepper for the salad dressing.

Bon Appetit ! Life is Good !


” Carnitas “

Today’s lunch.
Keeping it simple but delicious   🙂

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