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Carnitas (Beef)

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The word “Carnitas” translates from Spanish to “little meats” it’s most commonly used in reference to small pieces of pork–but recently I started making it with beef and it’s great for so many meals. Try this easy recipe out for yourself and impress your dinner guests.

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Prep Time: 20 min       Cook Time: 2.5 hrs

Ingredients:

  • 3lbs of Beef (Shoulder or Roast)
  • 2.5 cups of Water
  • 2 tbspns of Vegetable Oil
  • 3 cloves of Garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 an Onion (chopped)
  • 5 tbspns of Carne Asada Seasoning
  • 2 tbspns of Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 pinch of Oregano


Directions:

  1. Trim the fat off the meat and then cut it into large bite sized pieces.
  2. Drop the meat in a dutch oven with the oil over medium-high heat and brown for just a couple minutes; stirring frequently.
  3. Remove the meat and add the onion and garlic, stirring until golden and tender.
  4. Add the meat back into the dutch oven. Add the water and the seasonings (Carne Asada, Crushed Red Pepper, Bay Leaves, & Oregeno) and lower heat to low; simmer for 2 hrs.
  5. Remove the lid and turn the heat up to medium as it “cooks down” (let the water boil and evaporate out).  Stir occasionally.

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