Servings: 6

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 6

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 300 Minutes

Ready In: 315 Minutes


  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 medium garlic cloves skinned and left whole, slightly smashed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lime, skin on, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, skinned and quartered
  • ½ orange, skin on, quartered
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 2½ - 3 pound pork butt,carnitas or shoulder cut into large pieces at least 2x2 inches in size
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lard


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.In a 9x11x2 casserole dish or large roasting pan, place all ingredients.Cover with parchment and foil and bake for five hours.Remove from oven and scoop out meat
  2. Dispose of remaining liquids and solids.Place cooked pork on a foil-lined sheet pan brushed with the oil oil and place under broiler for five minutes
  3. Shred if desired.If the bottoms seem too wet, flip the pork and broil the other side for another minute or two
  4. This step needs to be watched – you want the meat to caramelize without burning it or drying it out.Serve simply in a warmed flour tortilla with chopped onion and cilantro along with some lime cilantro rice.

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