Chipotle Pork Carnitas
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 (3-pound) pork shoulder roast
2–3 tablespoons olive oil
1 thinly sliced onion
4 medium tomatoes
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 bay leaves
2 whole cloves
2 dried chipotle chilies
¾ cup water or meat stock
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Salt and pepper the pork and allow the meat to come to room temperature.
Add olive oil to a large oven-proof pan.
Sear the pork in the pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes per side.
Remove the pork from the pan and let it rest for 10–15 minutes.
Add onions and cook over low heat for 2–3 minutes until translucent.
Return the pork to the pan and add the remaining ingredients.
Cover and place in the oven. Cook for 2–3 hours, until the internal temperature reaches 140°F–150°F.
Let the roast rest for 10–15 minutes before slicing.