Ronaldo’s Beef Carnitas Recipe

Ronaldo’s Beef Carnitas Recipe

How To Make Ronaldo’s Beef Carnitas Recipe

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Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours and 20 minutes



  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Tortillas, for serving
  • Optional toppings: diced onion, chopped cilantro, lime wedges


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef chunks and cook until browned on all sides.

  2. Remove the beef from the skillet and transfer it to a slow cooker.

  3. In the same skillet, add the diced onion, minced garlic, and jalapeno pepper. Cook until the onion is softened.

  4. Add the chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir and cook for 1 minute.

  5. Pour the beef broth, orange juice, and lime juice into the skillet. Stir to combine.

  6. Pour the mixture over the beef in the slow cooker.

  7. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the beef is tender and easily shreds with a fork.

  8. Once the beef is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.

  9. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shredded beef and cook until browned and crispy on the edges.

  10. Serve the beef carnitas in tortillas and top with diced onion, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.


  • Calories : 420kcal
  • Total Fat : 14g
  • Saturated Fat : 2g
  • Cholesterol : 186mg
  • Sodium : 1513mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 49g
  • Dietary Fiber : 5g
  • Sugar : 6g
  • Protein : 24g
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