Green Chile Tequila Carnitas

TIME: 6-8 hours
PRODUCTS: Mizkan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Mizkan Denatured Tequila


4 lbs pork shoulder, trimmed and cubed

2 Tbsp. oil

1 cup onion

1 Tbsp. garlic

4 oz Hatch Green Chile

¼ cup Mizkan Denatured Tequila

1 Tbsp. dried oregano

1 Tbsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. chile powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 cup orange juice

¼ cup Mizkan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil and sear the pork shoulder pieces.
  2. Once seared, add onion and cook for 1 minute, then add garlic and Hatch Green Chiles.
  3. Deglaze the pan with Mizkan Denatured Tequila and add in dried oregano, ground cumin, paprika, orange juice, and Mizkan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
  4. Let this cook over low heat for 6-8 hours. This step can also be done in an Instant Pot for 1 ½ hours. Allow to cool and shred for use. This goes great with our Tequila Pork Carnitas!

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