Sunday, September 7, 2008

Southwestern pork carnitas filling

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The following recipe was prepared for my Tamales cooking class. You can read about my class and get other links to recipes HERE.

Southwestern pork carnitas filling

3-5 lbs pork butt or shoulder
1/2 cup southwest seasoning
2-4 tablespoons canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a dutch oven, place your pork and coat with seasoning on all sides until completely covered.
Drizzle oil over the pork.
Cover dutch oven and bake in preheated oven for 1.5 to 2 hours until completely cooked.
Allow to cool on a large cutting board.
When cooled, shred or chop up the pork into bite sized pieces.
Place in a bowl, cover and chill until ready to fill tamales.

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