All posts tagged: Cinco De Mayo

Pork Shoulder Two Ways: Carnitas Tacos

Yesterday, in honor of Administrative Professional’s Day, my office threw a party for the administrative staff and hosted a chili cook-off.  I originally wanted to enter a white turkey chili that I’ve made many times, but was unable to do so since two white chicken chilies had already been entered. So, back to the drawing board I went and developed a chili based on a pork carnitas recipe that was already a favorite of ours.  Since I was using a very large pork shoulder roast and the chili would take a longer time to cook, I decided to make carnitas tacos for our dinner Thursday evening. Carnitas tacos are my favorite type of taco!  These are the sort of tacos that you get from a little taco stand in Mexico, topped with cilantro, onions and a wedge of lime and they just make me feel like Summertime. “Carnitas” means “little meats” and it is traditionally made by frying pork in lard and then braising it.  The method I use is probably a little healthier, as …