Man, oh, man -- being from the Northeast, I first found out about carnitas at a great burrito place in Cambridge, MA, Boca Grande. They used to make the best burritos (and I'm sure they still do), right in front of you, with big amounts of rice, beans... and carnitas! (And being a Northeasterner, I don't even know if the correct way to say it is carnita or carnitas.) Anyhow, Carnitas is pork, slow cooked in spice, and it literally falls apart.
When I saw the large carnitas package at Costco, in the prepared foods meat case, I practically flipped! This was perfect! Just make my own, with low carb wraps, cheese, and black soy beans (the lowest carbohydrate beans -- and they taste great!) Just skip the rice, or, if you are on South Beach, use brown rice.
However, this traditionally cooked carnitas was so good, I didn't even have time to put it in a burrito! I just ate it plain! My husband, on the other hand, preferred it in a burrito.
I'm in a quandary right now though. Last time I went to Costco, they didn't have it in my store. I called the distributor and they say it is sold through Costco and Sam's Club only. I have an email into Costco to find out if they are just out or if they have stopped carrying it. Please let me know if you can find it in your Costco or Sams Club! I have to make a special trip somehow and stock up!
|Del Real Foods Carnitas |
|Serving Size||4 oz. (32 oz. in container)|
Pork, Water Solution (Salt,
Maltodexrin, Sodium, Carbonate,
Sodium Acetate, Sodium Citrate) Garlic.
Update: I have a love/hate relationship with Costco. They are making me write a note in the book, then I'll wait weeks and weeks or months for a response for them just to say -- we have discontinued the product. Nyah, nyah, and there is nothing you can do about it.
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