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Pork Carnitas

There’s many different uses for Pork Carnitas.  Mmmmm.  It’s good too!


  • 2 pork roasts
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 2 cups onion, quartered
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 bay leaves


Combine ingredients in a slow cooker and cook for 4 hours.  Remove pork from broth and let stand until cool.  You may keep the broth aside for use in other recopies, like tamales. For a spicier meat also add Chili Powder and/or chilis to taste before cooking.

Break pork into small pieces removing any pieces of fat in the process.   Use meat for any of many types of Mexican dishes.  Combining the carnitas with salsa makes a great and quick taco meat.

Tri-Tip Steak Marinade

This recipe is my Dad’s favorite way to grill up some steaks.  The marinade adds an incredible flavor.

4-5 Trimmed Tri-Tip Steaks

  • 1 Tbs Minced Dried Onion
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbs Paprika
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbs Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Onion Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
  • 3 Tbs Minced Garlic in Water
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Add the other ingredients to make the marinade.  
  2. Place 4-5 trimmed Tri-Tip steaks in a glass baking dish and pour the marinade over the steaks.  Let stand in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.  
  3. Heat grill to medium temperature.
  4. Place Tri-Tips on grill at a 45° angle to establish grill marks and cook about 35 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness.