I gave in to my cravings and decided to make some carnitas. I use a way simple recipe that yields some delicious shredded meat.
3lb pork butt, cut into large chunks
3 cups water (1 cup for every lb of meat)
1 cup orange juice
2 tsp salt or to taste
pinch of chipotle powder (optional)
Throw everything in a large pot or dutch oven, cook over medium heat uncovered until it starts boiling. Reduce heat, simmer on low uncovered for 2 hours. Walk away, enjoy a cold one, don't touch the meat! After 2 hours, increase the heat to medium high, and stir occasionally to prevent sticking, until all the water is gone and the meat's cooking in it's own fat and juices. It should be fall apart delicious by this point.
squeeze of lime
I like my carnitas tacos with diced onions, cilantro, and squeeze of lime and of course some very hot sauce!
Now the final step: ENJOY!