Smoked carnitas

This non-traditional Smoked Carnitas is a flavorful Tex Mex BBQ mash up recipe. Thanks to using a citrus marinade, and a homemade seasoning mix of Mexican spices, the pork comes out smoky, tender, flavorful and melt in your mouth rich with crispy edges.


Pork Roast | Lime | Orange Avocado Oil | Salt | Cilantro Jalapenos | Cumin | Coriander Mexican Oregano | Garlic Granulated Garlic | Black Pepper Granulated Onion | Chili Powder Bay Leaves

Prepare the marinade and add pork and marinade to a sealable container. Marinate overnight.  Remove pork and pat dry. Rub all over with oil. Mix together the dry rub and sprinkle it evenly over the entire pork roast.

Smoke at 225°F for approximately 5-6 hours. Braise the pork. Add the pork to a pan or skillet with orange and lime juice plus the bay leaves and cover with foil.

Continue cooking the pork, braising it in the liquid. This can be done in the oven or in the smoker. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 203°F.

Shred the pork and spread out on a large baking sheet. Broil in the oven for 4-5 minutes until the ends begin to crisp and caramelize.