Today on My Catholic Kitchen will be sharing a Mexican Fiesta recipe to honor  Mexico’s Independence day.
ALthough I am not Mexican I sure love it.

I made Carnitas!

I once took a trip to Mexico City and I loved it. I went to the Mexican Ballet and to Chapultepec Park. It was so much fun. The food was fabulous.

My family and I love Carnitas, and so will you.

Serve with tortillas, chopped onion, or avocados like I did.



3 lbs pork shoulder cut into cubes

1/2 cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

6 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon salt


Put the pork into a large dutch oven. Add vinegar, sugar, garlic cumin and salt. Cover with just enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours. Crank up the heat to medium high and continue to cook another hour; stirring occasionally until all the fat is rendered from the meat. Once it is browned on all sides it is done.


Peace be with you,