Carnitas assado

Carnitas assado or Mexican style pulled pork. Both great names for fall apart juicy pork meat that has been shredded. I am going to show you how to make it and serve it as a delicious tortilla snack.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people
Calories 339 kcal


Pico de Gallo

  • 6 ps Tomatoes small
  • 1 ps Onion
  • 1 ps Chile de arbol dried
  • 1 bush Fresh cilantro
  • 1 ps Lime


  • 2 cup Flower
  • 0.75 cup Water
  • 40 gram Lard
  • 1 pinch Salt


  • Fire up your barbecue and set it up for smoking over indirect heat at around a 120 degrees Celsius. (250 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Once your barbecue comes up to temperature add the chunks of apple smoke wood.
  • Rub the pork neck with the barbecue rub and smoke it for 3 hours or a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius. (160 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Wrap the pork neck in aluminiumfoil and place it back on the barbecue. Raise the temperature to around 140 degrees Celsius.
  • Keep on cooking the pork neck until it reaches a core temperature of 98 degrees Celsius. (208 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Let the pork neck rest in the foil for at least an hour.
  • Shred the pork neck into little pieces and you have your delicious barbecue pulled pork.
  • Soak 1 chili de arbol in a bowl of water.
  • Slice and grill tomatoes and onion.
  • Chop the tomatoes and onion fine once they are charred.
  • Once the chile de arbol turned soft discard the water and chop it fine.
  • Chop fine the cilantro and add it to the onion tomato and chile de arbol.
  • Sprinkle on some lime juice and your pico de gallo is done.
  • Mix the flower with the lard and pinch fine the lard in the flower.
  • Add the water and salt and mix it until it becomes a dough.
  • Let it rest for around 10 minutes and role into thin pancake shaped tortillas.
  • Bake the tortillas on a cast iron surface to get the perfect tortilla.
  • Add the pulled pork together with some Pico de Gallo and your dish is ready!



Eet smakelijk and keep on grilling!


Calories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 48gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 178mgPotassium: 942mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 299IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Carnita Assado, Pulled Pork, Smoked
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