Paleo Mexican "Makeover Leftover" Pork Carnitas
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Paleo, Mexican
Serves: 4-5
After you try this recipe, you will make sure you have lots of pork leftovers the next time to go around.
  • 3lbs of leftover shredded pork shoulder
  • 1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (7 oz) can of green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • avocado to garnish
  1. Cook pork in lightly greased saucepan on medium heat. Pour in tomato sauce and green chiles and stir.
  2. Place dry ingredients in and stir again.
  3. Cover the pan up, put on low heat, and forget about it for 20 minutes. It's like that rotisserie chicken commercial, set it and forget it!
  4. Then garnish with fresh avocados and eat up! Eat fast because I promise you it will not last.
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