Cheater Carnitas from Leftover Pork Tenderloin

cheater pork carnitas

Cheater Pork Carnitas

Yesterday I had some leftover grilled pork tenderloin, which I’d slathered with Dijon mustard and black pepper before grilling, and went through several ideas of how to use it. I settled on making some cheater carnitas. I chopped up the pork tenderloin into small cubes and let the cooked meat sit in some lime juice, orange juice, minced garlic, brown sugar, ground cumin and salt while I threw some pinto beans in the pressure cooker with a spoonful of lard and a chopped onion, my go-to seasonings for most beans.

When the beans were done, I heated a bit more lard in a cast iron skillet and cooked the marinated pork cubes until they were a bit crispy on the outside. Man were these good! Good enough to eat the exact same thing for lunch today!

I also made some cheater Mexican corn. I cooked the corn in the microwave while it was still in the husk, then cut the corn off the cob. I added a bit of butter, a dollop of mayonnaise, some cubed Mexican queso fresco, chopped cilantro, some lime juice and a few dashes of hot sauce.

mexican corn

Mexican Corn

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