Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas



  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano (or 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 lb. Farmland® Fully Cooked Pork Ham Roast, cut into 1/2" cubes


  1. To make carnita seasoning, combine first 7 ingredients; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in fry pan to 350°F. Fry cubed pork until pork until crisp on outside and an internal temperature reaches 140°F.
  3. Remove from oil, place in bowl and toss immediately with 1 tablespoon carnita seasoning. Cover and store leftover carnita seasoning at room temperature.

Notes: Serve with hot corn or flour tortillas and a side of pico de gallo. Carnitas goes great in a Chile Colorado or a Chile Verde sauce. Add 4 cups of your favorite sauce to seasoned carnitas. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Serves: 12