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Carnitas on the BGE

kwdriver Posts: 39
edited March 2021 in Pork
Here’s a cook that we did recently. I’ve tried it a bunch of ways and this one turned great. Hope you all are having a great weekend. 
Tender Smoked Carnitas on the Big Green Egg


  • loco_engr
    loco_engr Posts: 5,752
    off to a good start!
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,844
    edited May 2021
    I love Carnitas, my go to for pork.  Mine is super simple though, salt, pepper, and Mexican coke for the braising liquid.  Single layer in cast iron pan, turn pieces when they begin to crisp up.  Super simple and always a crowd pleaser.

    Here in town a very large local "chain" uses orange fanta.  There carnitas is great too.
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  • kwdriver
    kwdriver Posts: 39
    Damn that sounds like a good way to make them Ozzie. Might have to give it a try.