Fully Cooked Carnitas

Fully Cooked CarnitasFebruary 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.

This has been one of our favorite products since the first time it was presented to our tasting panel. And it quickly became a customer favorite, too! Trader José's Carnitas is similar to the carnitas you'll find in Mexican restaurants, albeit with a couple of differences. Difference numero uno: ours is slow-roasted rather than deep-fried. So while we wouldn’t call it a "diet food," it’s likely better for the waistline than the carnitas you'll find in most restaurants, and we think it tastes just as good—or better! Difference numero dos: you can have ours in your fridge ready to heat and serve in just minutes—much easier and considerably less expensive than a trip to your favorite Mexican cantina.

Trader José's Carnitas is made with moist and tender citrus-marinated pork. And it's so easy to prepare—just remove the Carnitas from the package and heat in the microwave for two minutes.  Remove it, shred with two forks and return to the microwave for another minute or so. It looks impressive on a plate surrounded by fresh cilantro and pico de gallo. And, served with all the traditional accompaniments of Mexican cuisine, it's muy bueno. Each 12 ounce package is a mere $4.99—a muy bueno value!

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