World Cuisine Recipes: Beef Carnitas

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World Cuisine Recipes: Beef Carnitas


  • Chuck roast – 4 lb
  • Canned green chile peppers – 4 oz, chopped
  • Chili powder – 2 tbsp
  • Dried oregano – ½ tsp
  • Ground cumin – ½ tsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
  • Salt – to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F (150° C/Gas mark 2).
  2. Place the beef on heavy foil.
  3. Mix peppers, chili powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, minced garlic, and salt in a bowl. Rub the mixture over the beef. Wrap the beef in the foil. Place the wrapped meat in a roasting pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 ½ hours (until falls apart with a fork). Next, shred the meat with forks.

Serve and enjoy your Beef Carnitas!

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