Masitas de Cerdo (Carnitas)

  • Yield: 6 servings


1 1/2pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
6-- garlic cloves, crushed
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1teaspoon oregano
1/4cup olive oil
1/2cup sour orange juice OR 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup lime juice
2teaspoons oil


  1. Place pork cubes in a self-sealing plastic bag; mix together remaining ingredients and pour over pork cubes; seal bag and refrigerate overnight. Preheat 350 degree F oven. Heat oil in oven-proof skillet. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes to brown; place skillet in oven. Roast in a 350 degrees F. oven for 25-30 minutes, until pork is tender. Remove to serving platter and serve hot.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 233
  • Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 56mg
  • Sodium 421mg
  • Carbohydrate 3g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Protein 22g