Carnitas….carnitas….carnitas, yes you heard right!!!! I just love Mexican food, more so when I make it at home. I have beef (carnitas are generally made with pork), since I don’t have pork, I made them with fajita beef. I will take my fajita beef strips of meat and cut in small pieces and brown up with onions (generally you don’t brown the onions; you put them on the meat raw with the cilantro mixture. I can’t eat raw onions; they don’t like me, so I brown them) in a little olive oil (EVOO, if you’re hoity-toity). Add lime juice (preferably from a fresh lime) to the meat mixture. While the meat and onions are browning, chop a handful of cilantro into small pieces and place it into a bowl. Add a little olive oil (EVOO), fresh squeezed lime juice and set aside. Finish cooking your meat and onion mixture. Place the meat and onion mixture into the cilantro bowl and mix briefly. Now get out your corn tortillas (homemade or store bought). I am using store bought (because I am
lazy just didn’t have time to make them). Heat up the tortillas and then spoon a little of the meat, onion and cilantro mixture into the tortilla shell. There you have it--a carnita! Now I would also compliment the carnita with some refried beans, and maybe a little salad. Before I married Bulldog man, I was the typical girl that would have the typical Mexican food (from the southeast) you find in a restaurant. Little did I know, this food was not your typical Mexican food, it was Tex Mex. My husband educated me very fast on what was true Mexican food. Now not only do I love Mexican food, I call Bulldog man my “Little Mexican”, LOL!!!!!
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