The pork carnitas I made a couple weeks ago were so popular here at my house, that I just had to make some more. But this time I used beef instead. Between my husband and the dog there was major competition on the pork carnitas.
I made the beef carnitas a bit different though, mostly a bit spicier. Now just as with the pork you need to use a meat that is a bit fattier, here I used beef blade. I still used the orange because I did want a bit of citrus flavor in the carnitas. I followed the same process of making the beef carnitas as I did the pork ones, except I kept the beef a bit longer in the oven.
I do have to tell you though, as the beef is cooking, the house will smell so good, it will be hard to resist. It will drive you crazy.
The great thing about carnitas is that this meat is so versatile, as you can see here I made some beef carnitas tacos which is basically corn tortillas, beef carnitas, salsa and avocado. These tacos are out of this world. But you could make so many things with carnitas, carnitas pizza, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, the possibilities are endless. You make it once and you have many many meals out of it.